Support the Hungarian and Polish Governments for protecting marriage

Petition to: Félix Bratz, Minister of Justice of Luxembourg and President of the Justice and Home Affairs Council

 

Support the Hungarian and Polish Governments for protecting marriage

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Support the Hungarian and Polish Governments for protecting marriage

The Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the EU had only 6 months (the last semester of 2015) to promote their agenda.

Among the top priorities of the Luxembourg Presidency was to get adopted new draft regulations on the "Property Consequences of Matrimonial and Registered Partnerships".

And, they tried to have these draft regulations adopted in the meeting of the EU's Justice and Home Affairs Council held on December 3rd.

In plain English, these draft regulations would have the practical effect of forcing all EU member states to legally recognise same-sex "marriages" or registered partnerships which were conducted outside of the member states themselves.

According to these proposed regulations, recognition of these foreign "marriages" or partnerships would be required by every state, no matter whether or not the states, themselves, recognise same-sex "marriages" or registered partnerships in their own Constitution.

In effect, this would have been a coup of member states' family law and Constitutions.

BUT, for its adoption, unnanimous support, of all the member states, was needed.

And, thankfully, the Hungarian and Polish Governments resisted this move and voted against these proposals, which aimed at achieving EU-wide recognition to same-sex "marriages" or registered partnerships, through the back-door.

Indeed, the promoters' plan, to force all member states to recognise same-sex "marriage", was very devious. As alluded to, they planned to do it through the EU's recognition of property rights.

For example, let's say two women were "married" in France, where same-sex "marriage" is recognised by law. Now, let's say this couple moved to Poland, where the Polish Constitution reserves marriage as between one man and one woman. Well, these draft regulations would have forced Poland to recognise the couple's "marriage",  based on EU property law, even though it was conducted outside of Poland, and even though it is against the Polish Constitution.

The debate on this issue has been ongoing now for four years on expert level. In that time, and despite the attempts of other recent EU Presidencies, several member states have resisted the same-sex "marriage" agenda, and managed to keep this issue at-bay.

However, the Luxembourg Presidency raised it again. 

Although, we all can be satisfied by the outcome so far, the battle is not over yet. Promoters of same-sex "marriage" will bring it up again.

And, this is why we need to show our support as citizens, to those who have stood resolutely for marriage as between one man and one woman.

Let us show, on an international level, that family values are strongly supported by society. It is of utmost importance for us to preserve and protect our values and support those who are willing to stand up for them in the future as well. 

We count on your support.

Please sign this petition, which will be sent to Félix Braz, the President of the EU's Council on Justice and Home Affairs.

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http://www.eu2015lu.eu/en/actualites/articles-actualite/2015/12/03-conseil-jai-justice/index.html

http://ipfe.org/En/

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My support to the polish and hungarian veto

Dear Minister Braz,

As European citizen I'd like to thank you for your work during the Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council meeting on December 3rd to combat terrorism and improve the internal security strategy of the EU.

However, I would also like to express my concern regarding the "Draft Regulations on the Property Consequences of Matrimonial and Registered Partnerships" that was included on the agenda of this JHA Council meeting, and which aimed to ensure a uniform system of rules on jurisdiction and applicable law, and the mutual recognition of decisions in matters of matrimonial regimes and the property consequences of registered partnerships within the European Union.

EU legislation shall respect the national identities inherent in the fundamental structure, political and constitutional, of the Member States (Treaty on European Union, 4.2), and national identity includes tradition and values related to the family.  

The acceptance of the above mentioned Draft could well have led to indirect legal harmonization and confusion, as courts may have been forced to apply these new Regulations in property cases for both matrimonial and registered partnerships, irrespective of whether or not the given relationship is legally recognised in the Member State’s national law.

Therefore, we want hereby to express our support to the veto by the Hungarian and Polish Governments to this proposition. No state can be forced to apply rules that are contrary to its public order. 

EU legislation must respect the principle of subsidiarity and be in harmony with the fundamental values of the Member States' national family law regulations.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

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