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Posted on 11/08/2011 8:35:10 PM PST by ReformationFan
Chiles Constitutional Tribunal has rejected an effort seeking to force the country to recognize the marriages of three same-sex couples.
The court, which is the nations highest authority on constitutional matters, voted 9-1 on Nov. 3rd against the suit challenging the constitutionality of Chiles Civil Code, which recognizes marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
The three homosexual couples, who were aided by Chiles Homosexual Integration and Liberation Movement (MOVILH), sought to register themselves as married in September 2010, but were refused. Two of the couples had already contracted marriages in Canada and Argentina respectively.
The justices ruled that the definition of marriage falls under the jurisdiction of parliament, not the court.
It is up to the legislature to regulate civil union between two persons, independently of their sexual orientation, including opening the institution of matrimony to persons of the same sex, should it be deemed convenient, they wrote, according to IOL News.
Though hailed as a social conservative, Chilean president Sebastián Piñera introduced a legislative proposal to create homosexual civil unions in August after pressure by the countrys homosexual lobby. The same month, about 15,000 pro-family Chileans marched on the capital to defend the true definition of marriage.
The very fact that the court agreed to hear the case had been hailed by MOVILH as historic.
africa already has been sending pentacostals to america.
They will push until its no longer shocking, then they will push until the other side is the minority and then it will be hailed as unchangeable.
Leftist strategy never changes.
Our Parish has a priest from Poland. I've heard another in the area may get one from Nigeria.
When are Chile and Africa going to send missionaries to the United States?
Muslim missionaries to the United States for a long while now, as have some other groups, both from Africa and south anerica as well as ME and the far east, nothing new here.
But what blows my mind is why can’t the various governments reconice same sex partnership for power of atorney and visiting in hospitals and all sorts of legal stuff without having to aprove of and sanshion their sexual behavior, seems to me separation of church and state and all that.
you think we have a base for a discussion here?
I suspect muslim missionaries everywhere, all the time. Even my dog is suspect.
9-1 is too close a vote. Why is Piñera pushing this?
Years ago on a visit to DC a fellow told me I’d be stunned if I knew just how sexually depraved the Beltway insiders were. Perhaps the Devil is in the details.