Marriage for all © Jorg Sarbach
Stephan Haering, a Catholic canon lawyer from Munich, thinks it's appropriate to take up what was said on 1. October into force of the law of the "marriage for all" "supreme court" to examine let.
In his article for the "Munchner Kirchenzeitung", he cites as a reason that the Federal Constitutional Court has so far emphasized a principled distinction between marriage and civil partnership. With it the traditional marriage picture of man and woman would have been recognized by it.
Article 6 of the Basic Law places marriage and the family under the special protection of the state order, the Benedictine priest reminds us. At the same time, the right and duty of parents to educate their children would be emphasized. At the time of the interception some seven decades ago, those responsible undoubtedly had in mind the marriage and family image of the Christian and Jewish traditions, Haering writes. According to this, marriage would be entered into by a man and a woman, who would then as a rule have children together.
For the canon lawyer, therefore, the question arises whether, from the point of view of constitutional law, only such a union can bear the name "marriage". Or could the term be developed further, so that in the future it could possibly even be applied to a union of more than two partners?? The law passed by the Bundestag on 30. The law passed on June 6 was a "parliamentary fallacy," the Benedictine quotes a constitutional law expert, without an in-depth debate of this all-important ie.
In Haering's view, the image of marriage in state law has, over time, moved further and further away from the concept of marriage as it applies in the Catholic Church, in the Oriental churches and for many other Christians. Because it now also allows unions as marriage that could not produce a new life on their own because the partners were of the same sex. Marriage was thus "only" a publicly recognized solidarity community of two people to whom children could also be entrusted. It remains secondary how these come about – "whether from one's own procreation and conception of the partner, with the help of surrogate mothers or fathers, or through the adoption of foreign children"."