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CC will deal with the referendum questions

THE CONSTITUTIONAL Court (CC) has accepted the motion of President Andrej Kiska to check the constitutionality of four questions of the referendum prepared by the Alliance for Family (AZR), the SITA newswire reported on September 24.

THE CONSTITUTIONAL Court (CC) has accepted the motion of President Andrej Kiska to check the constitutionality of four questions of the referendum prepared by the Alliance for Family (AZR), the SITA newswire reported on September 24.

Kiska turned to the CC to check whether the questions pertain to fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, whether the questions are in compliance with the constitution and whether it is possible to hold referendum with these questions, as reported by SITA.

“If there were no legitimate doubts that the questions pertain to the fundamental human rights and freedoms, I will announce holding the referendum,” Kiska said in early September, as quoted by SITA.

He said the CC is the only institution that can decide over this issue, so as to avoid a situation in which people doubt the president’s decision. He also pointed out that the referendum, according to the constitution, cannot pertain to the basic rights and freedoms of people.

The AZR wants to ask people four questions: whether they agree that no other cohabitation of persons other than a bond between one man and one woman can be called marriage; whether they agree that same-sex couples or groups shouldn’t be allowed to adopt and raise children; whether they agree that no other cohabitation of persons other than marriage should be granted particular protection, rights and duties that the legislative norms as of March 1, 2014 only grant to marriage and to spouses (mainly acknowledgement, registration or recording as a life community in front of a public authority, the possibility to adopt a child by the spouse of a parent); and whether they agree that schools cannot require children to participate in education pertaining to sexual behaviour or euthanasia if their parents or the children themselves do not agree with the content of the education.

Source: SITA

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