Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has paved the way in which to legalizing same-sex civil partnerships within the nation, in response to a petition calling for same-sex marriage to be made authorized there.
Zelensky defined that whereas the nation remained at battle, it might be unimaginable to legalize same-sex marriage as a result of it might violate the structure.
“The Household Code of Ukraine defines that the household is the first and most important unit of society. A household consists of individuals who stay collectively, are linked by frequent life, have mutual rights and obligations. In keeping with the Structure of Ukraine, marriage is predicated on the free consent of a lady and a person (Article 51),” he mentioned on the presidency web site.
“The Structure of Ukraine can’t be modified throughout a martial legislation or a state of emergency (Article 157 of the Structure of Ukraine).”
Regardless of the obstacles, Zelensky mentioned he would work along with his ministers to “make sure the rights and freedoms” of all Ukrainians.
“On the similar time, the Authorities labored out options relating to the legalization of registered civil partnership in Ukraine as a part of the work on establishing and making certain human rights and freedoms,” he mentioned.
“Within the trendy world, the extent of democratic society is measured, amongst different issues, via state coverage aimed toward making certain equal rights for all residents. Each citizen is an inseparable a part of civil society, he’s entitled to all of the rights and freedoms enshrined within the Structure of Ukraine,” Zelensky additionally mentioned.
All persons are free and equal of their dignity and rights,” he continued.
Zelensky additionally thanked the greater than 28,000 folks that signed the petition for his or her “lively civic place.”
Below Ukrainian legislation, the president should evaluate petitions that get greater than 25,000 signatures.