Georgian opposition demands Constitution strengthens traditional marriage

Georgian opposition demands Constitution strengthens traditional marriage

The opposition faction in the Georgian parliament, the Christian-Democratic Movement has begun collecting signatures for an amendment to the Constitution in support of traditional marriage, the leader of the movement, candidate for Georgian president Georgi Targamadze said in briefing on Wednesday.

“Such an amendment to the Constitution will be the most robust state legal mechanism for protecting the traditional family. I hope that, the Georgian population will support us in spite of nationality and worship and together we will become the guarantors of the country based on tradition. Every Georgian citizen has a duty to offer his support to this initiative by a personal signature.

“Therefore, I believe that we will collect significantly more signatures than required by law,” Targamadze noted.

“The state recognises and support marriage only between a man and a woman, based on equality,” the leader of the movement said.

The collection of signatures in support of this amendment to the Georgian Constitution may begin in near future. In total, around 200,000 signatures are required, which should be collected in four months.

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