Bravo România!

Romania rejects redefinition of marriage disguised under Civil Partnership Bill

Palace of the Romanian Parliament
Palace of the Romanian Parliament

On March 5th, 2014, the Juridical Commission of Romania’s Chamber of Deputies rejected a bill proposing legal recognition for civil partnerships signed before a notary. The bill had already been rejected by Romania’s Senate (with 105 votes against and 2 in favor).

Maybe the most interesting speech against the bill was delivered by Mrs. Diana Tusha, MP on behalf of the Christian Democratic National Peasants’ Party, who defended the natural notions of marriage and family and explained the bill’s hidden political purpose as pertaining to the revolutionary agenda of the extreme left.

“We have the terrible example of countries like France, Spain and England, where this attack went so far that the government, after legislating for marriage, adoptive filiation and assisted reproduction for same-sex couples, also replaced the words ‘mother’ and ‘father’ in the civil status registries with the allegedly more neutral terms of ‘parent A’ or ‘parent B’.”

She also warned that the representatives of the people should act according to the people’s core values, not according to alien values:

“I think we had enough of the harmful 50-year experience of communism, when laws were forcefully imposed on us with no regard for Romanian specific. There is no need to traumatize further generations in the name of some illusory progress made through alien recipes. Such a recipe is cultural Marxism, represented by Mr. Cernea. It promotes the destruction of family, of myths and symbols and finally it deconstructs human conduct by completely removing the pillars which support it.”

“Of course, Christian democracy is opposed to discrimination, which is wrong and unjust treatment, because this political doctrine emphasizes the value of the human person. But the fact that man is valued as a person in any situation does not mean we should serenely accept all kinds of conducts and all kinds of requests, however legitimate they may seem, and especially it does not mean we should turn these conducts and requests into normality by legislating for them.”

MP Diana Tusha said that law should reinforce the real state of facts, not aim at bending reality to fit into false concepts:

“Trying to legislate for civil partnership is trying to prove that it suffices to adopt a set of laws in order to make people think and feel differently and that one can always redesign the ideals and values of humanity according to our own will.”

“As responsible politicians, we categorically refuse the idea that reality is a simple ideological construct that can be modified by simply changing the language of the law. Especially as marriage, more than being a private contract, is a social norm whose definition and status directly affects us all.”

“For our children’s sake, let’s keep the family what it has always been: the foundation of society, based on union through marriage of a man and a woman. Not because we want it so and will impose it as such as majority supporters, but because it’s the law of nature.”

For the English version of Mrs. Tusha’s full-length intervention on this issue, click here. Article reprinted with permission from