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December 8, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) — On November 24 2015, the Foundation for the Protection of Family and Tradition (SAPTK) set up a symbolic demonstration in front of the Estonian Parliament – the Riigikogu – and on the central plaza of the nation’s capital in order to send those in power a strong message regarding the meaning of marriage and family.  

The demonstration was to keep on amplifying the voice of the many who do not accept the enforcement of the Registered Partnership Act against the will of the majority of the people and instituting a fundamental reordering of the definition of family and marriage – as well as the enforcement of a leftish-liberal ideological programme alien to Estonian society.

A video summary of the demonstration presents the messages proclaimed: “If politicians fail to see the most basic truth about being human, let us raise it in front of their eyes as visibly as possible,” says the video.


Central to the demonstration was a giant 600 square metre banner initially spread out at the more-than-a-million strong Paris mass demonstration Manif pour tous.

SAPTK head Varro Vooglaid said we have reached a point in our cultural decline where all who have a heart are expected to boldly and firmly proclaim the most elementary truths and stand for the natural and basic human principles now under attack by revolutionary forces.

“This, in itself, is a serious omen indeed that we are forced to stand for principles taken for granted by anyone of sound mind and as have been characteristic of any civilisation of genuine greatness,” explained Mr Vooglaid.

“Therefore, we must tirelessly and solidly emphasise that family is an union founded upon human nature, centred on a relationship between a man and a woman, and that every child has a natural right for a mother and a father which no-one has the right to rob them of,” continued Mr Vooglaid, expressing hopes that the demonstration managed to make the messages hit home with the political elite.

The warning from participators to state powers was simple: the family is basic for a nation to be preserved and to prosper, and for society itself, as stated by the Constitution – whoever fails to honour this truth or acts against it will paralyse the vitality of their people, the culture and the nation, which is the more regrettable in light of the dire demographic crisis.

“All those in authority are morally and legally obliged to honour and defend the family which in turn spells respect towards the definition of it,” summarised Mr Vooglaid.

The day before, on November 23, 2015, SAPTK representatives handed to four Riigikogu factions over 25,000 addresses from some 6,500 people asking them not to support the enforcement of Registered Partnership Act. In the fall of 2014 in front of Riigikogu, SAPTK called the largest mass meeting – of over 5,000 people – ever held against any legislation in the again-independent Estonian history.

Earlier, the foundation had collected signatures of more than 45,000 for the petition “Let Us Defend the Family!” and forwarded to the Parliament protest notes by over 10,000 people opposing the homosexual ideology in its advancement to radically redefine family. As steadfastly shown by polls, the vast majority if Estonians are not in favour of attempts by liberals and socialists to impose Registered Partnership Act on the nation.