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Chamber of Deputies told same sex marriage violates Constitution

The president of the Chamber of Deputies, Abel Martinez, warned the floor yesterday, Wednesday 7 May, that any bill for authorizing same-sex marriages would not pass. He said the proposed content of the bill for the organic law for the Prevention, Attention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women violates the Constitution. Because of this, he called on the Justice Department Commission, which has the legislation under study, to be sensible and present their report according to what is established by the Dominican Constitution. Martinez stressed that the new bill defines a woman as “a person of the female sex at any stage of her life and a person whose gender identity is recognized by herself and her social environment as female.” For him this definition and the “gender identity” would give “a green light” to a man who feels like a woman to be able to marry a man, which would violate article 55 of the Constitution of the Republic.

Source: DR1

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