ROMANIA: Haters Win Court Ruling Allowing Parliament To Place Same-Sex Marriage Ban In Constitution

From the Associated Press:

Romania’s Constitutional Court has ruled that a request from an anti-gay group to change the constitution to state that marriage is a union between a man and a woman is constitutional. The court’s ruling Wednesday paves the way for Romania’s Parliament to vote to change the constitution, last revised in 2003, which now says marriage is between “partners” without specifying gender. Any change would need to be approved by two-thirds of lawmakers. Gay rights groups protested the ruling and planned a march later Wednesday.

I reported back in May that over three million petition signatures in support of the ban had been collected by groups affiliated with the Eastern Orthodox Church. About 80% of Romania’s 20 million residents are members. Romania’s Parliament overwhelmingly rejected civil unions in December 2015.