The World Court of Human Rights has unanimously ruled that there is no such thing as “right to homosexual marriage”.
Daily Independent reports that the proclamation was contained in a statement signed by 47 judges of the 47 countries of the Council of Europe that make up the full Court of Strasbourg.
The proclamation was based on a myriad of philosophical and anthropological considerations based on natural order, common sense, scientific reports and positive law.
In this historic resolution, the court held that the concept of family not only contemplates “the traditional concept of marriage, that is, the union of a man and a woman”, but also that they should not be imposed on governments to “obligation to open marriage to persons of the same sex”.
As for the principle of non-discrimination, the court also added that there is no discrimination, since “states are free to reserve marriage only to heterosexual couples”.
The judgment was based on Article 12 of the European Convention on Human Rights and is equivalent to article 23 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which states that “the family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State”.
Section 2 of the article states that “the right of men and women of marriageable age to marry and to found a family shall be recognized”.