Estonia will hold referendum on constitutional amendment to restrict marriage rights
22 October 2020
Prime Minister Jüri Ratas of Estonia (photo credit: EU2017EE Estonian Presidency/flickr)
The coalition parties have agreed to hold a planned marriage referendum in the spring, instead of in November 2021, which would have coincided with local government elections after several days of crisis discussions.
A referendum on the concept of marriage as a matter of state life is planned to be held in spring 2021 based on principles set out in a joint statement agreed by the coalition parties on Thursday. This will take place in accordance with the laws and constitutional values in force in the Republic of Estonia.
The referendum is sponsored by the Conservative People's Party of Estonia (EKRE) and will pose a question on whether or not marriage should be defined in the constitution as being between one man and one woman.
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