Letter sent by PRO VITA Bucharest in support of the efforts of the Latvian legislators towards the recognition of marriage as the stable union of a man and a woman, at the basis of the family, in its Constitution. This change would be in line with the Constitutions of other EU Member-States (Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia). The proposed text is:
„The state protects and support marriage – a union between a man and a woman, a family based on marriage, kinship or adoption, the rights of parents and children, including the right to grow up in a family based on mother (woman) and father (man). The state provides special assistance to children with disabilities, children left without parental care or victims of violence.”
To the attention of the Saeima of Latvia
To the Honorable Ms. Ināra Mūrniece, speaker
January 8, 2021
Dear Ms Mūrniece,
PRO VITA Bucharest welcomes the efforts to strengthen the constitutional definition of the family, namely legislative proposal Nr. 111.8/5-1-13/21.
Today’s Europe urgently needs the clarification of family terms, as families build nations and nations build Europe. The family is the cornerstone of every society: it is the fundamental group unity that deserves the protection of the state – as we see in article 16 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
While respecting individual needs and accepting each and every one of us the way we are, we must never forget that human life comes from a mother and a father: they give the precious gift of life to the next generation and create a safe environment for their children’s upbringing. The protection of the mental and physical welfare of children is the common interest of all. We join these efforts by our letter supporting the proposed amendment to the Latvian Constitution to further protect the natural and fundamental group unit of the society, the family.
Without families there is no society and no future for the nations. Family is not the problem, but the solution for today’s problems. We urge all members of the Saeime to stand up for the family and protect children through strengthening the legal definition of the family.