October 12, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Law professors attending Argentina’s most important conference on civil law have voted to declare that the nation’s recently-passed homosexual “marriage” legislation is unconstitutional.
The legal scholars also recommended the prohibition of homosexual adoption, and condemned the legal concept of multiple mothers or fathers of the same child as incompatible with the nation’s civil code.
The resolutions were passed at the biannual National Symposium on Civil Law (Jornadas Nacionales de Derecho Civil), held this year at the prestigious National University of Tucumán from September 29 to October 1.
In a 32-24 vote, the commission assigned to the topic of homosexual “marriage” rejected Argentina’s Law 26.618 as unconstitutional. The law, which creates the institution of homosexual “marriage,” was passed in July of 2010 by the National Congress and signed into law by President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. The attorneys also voted 22-8 to recommend that the law be replaced with a civil unions measure.
Adoption of children by homosexual couples was also rejected in an overwhelming 26-11 committee vote. “We propose the derogation of the adoption of a child by the other member of a homosexual couple, and the establishment of an impediment to the possibility of adopting in such circumstances,” the committee resolved.
The attorneys also rejected the concept of two mothers or two fathers for a single child in a 34-8 vote, noting, “In the area of filiation by nature, the Civil Code consecrates the binary system (mother-father), so that in the case of marriage between two women or two women living together, the child gestated by one of them cannot have two mothers. The woman who gestates the child is the only mother of the child.”
The resolution constitutes a serious blow to the homosexual political agenda in Argentina, which is seeking to establish the gay sex partner of a parent as the other “parent” of the other’s child.
The Symposium, which is the largest of its kind for civil attorneys in Argentina, reported its highest attendance to date this year, with over 2,200 participating, including professors of law, practicing attorneys, and law students. Only law professors have the right to vote.