Warsaw, July 7, 2020
Just days after the Russian people voted for a packet of constitutional amendments that includes the definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman, Polish President Andrzej Duda has signed a draft constitutional amendment for his country also aimed at protecting the institution of the family.
Specifically, President Duda signed a draft amendment yesterday prohibiting the adoption of children by same-sex couples, reports RIA-Novosti.
After signing the document, the President explained that there is a law dictating that you can adopt “only a minor and only for his benefit.”
From the President’s desk, the draft amendments to the constitution will be submitted to the lower house of Polish Parliament (Sejm), where they will consider the President’s proposal that “a person who is in a cohabiting relationship with a person of the same sex cannot” adopt a child.
It is expected that the law will easily pass in the Sejm and be adopted, as the ruling Law and Justice Party, which nominated Duda as its presidential candidate, has the majority in the chamber.
The head of state also emphasized that more than 70% of Polish society agrees with the proposed amendment. Same-sex marriages are prohibited in Poland, and Duda has promised that he will not allow such marriages to be registered as long as he is in office. He is currently running for his second term.
“I am very happy that I can fulfill my promise. First of all, I am very happy that I am implementing my election promises—to support Polish families and protect children. Children will be protected from adoption by same-sex, homosexual couples,” the Polish President added.
Last month, President Duda also vowed to ban the teaching of LGBT ideology in schools, calling it worse than communism.