Constitutional Reform Agreement No. 2.

Original Language Title: ACUERDO DE REFORMA CONSTITUCIONAL N° 2.

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CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM AGREEMENT N ° 2

THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR SALVADOR,

CONSIDERING:

I.-That the Constitution of the Republic in its article 32 enshrines that the family is the fundamental basis of society and will have the protection of the State, who

will dictate the necessary legislation and create the appropriate bodies and services for their integration, welfare and development " Social, cultural and economic.

II.-That in turn establishes that the legal basis of the family is marriage and rests on the legal equality of the spouses; having to have in the constitutional range, clearly defined, the scope of application of the marriage and

adoption.

III.-That in consideration of the above considerations it is appropriate

to introduce the relevant reform to the Constitution.

BY TANTO,

in use of its Constitutional powers and at the initiative of the Deputies and the Members: Enrique Alberto Luis Valdés Soto, Guillermo Antonio Gallegos Navarrete, Jose Francisco Merino Lopez, Carlos Armando Reyes Ramos, Manuel Vicente Menjivar Esquivel, Jose Rafael Machuca Zelaya, Ernesto Antonio

Angulo Milla, Roberto José d' Aubuisson Munguía, Francisco José Zablah Safie, José Serafin Orantes Rodríguez, Eduardo Enrique Barrientos Zepeda, Carmen Elena Figueroa Rodriguez, Douglas Leonardo Mejia Avilés, Edilberto Hernandez Castillo, Felix Agreda Chachagua, Lorenzo Rivas Echeverria, Lucia del Carmen

Ayala de Leon, Ana Maria Margarita Escobar Lopez, Teresa Mariela Peña Pinto, Mario Eduardo Valiente Ortiz, Martin Arnoldo Marin Villanueva, Norma Carolina Ramirez, Patricia Maria Salazar de Rosales, Reynaldo Antonio Lopez Cardoza, Rodolfo Antonio Parker Soto, Sergio Benigno Portillo Portillo, Sigifredo

Ochoa Pérez, Alberto Armando Romero Rodríguez, Ana Marina Castro Orellana, Ana Vilma Albanez de Escobar, Carmen Elena Calderón Sol de Escalón, Cesar Humberto García Aguilera, Ciro Alexis Zepeda, Claudia Luz Ramírez García, Coralia Patricia Guerra Andreu, Donato Eugenio Vaquerano Rivas, José Gabriel

Murillo Duarte, Gloria Elizabeth Gomez de Salgado, Guadalupe Antonio Vasquez Martinez, Jesus Grande, Jorge Alberto Escobar Bernal, Jose Antonio Almendariz Rivas, Jose Edgar Escolan Batse, Juan Carlos Mendoza Portillo, Julio Cesar Fabian Perez, Manuel Mercedes Portillo Dominguez, Manuel Orlando Cabrera

Candray, Marcos Francisco Salazar Umana, Mario Antonio Ponce Lopez, Mario Marroquín Mejia, Misael Serrano Chavez, Patricia Elena Valdivieso de Gallardo, Rafael Ricardo Moran Tobar, Rene Gustavo Escalante Zelaya, Ricardo Humberto Contreras Henriquez, Manuel Rigoberto Soto Lazo, Silvia Alejandrina Castro

Figueroa and Silvia Estela Ostorga de Escobar.

AGREES: the following reform to the Constitution of the Republic, issued by Constituent Decree

N ° 38 dated December 15, 1983, published in the Journal Officer N ° 234, Tomo N ° 281, dated 16 of the same month and year, of the Constituent Assembly, which is considers individually for ratification.

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Art. 1.-Reform Art. 32 as follows:

" Art. 32. The family is recognized as the fundamental basis of society and will have the protection of the State, who will dictate the necessary legislation and create the appropriate agencies and services for their integration, welfare and social, cultural and

The legal basis of the family is marriage and rests on the legal equality of the spouses. They will be able to marry between them the man and the woman, so born, that

comply with the conditions established by the Law. Same-sex marriages celebrated or recognized under the laws of other countries, and other unions that do not comply with the conditions established by the Salvadoran legal order, will not take effect in El Salvador.

State shall encourage marriage; but the lack thereof shall not affect the enjoyment of the rights established by the Law. "

Art. 2.-Reform Art. 33 as follows:

" Art. 33.-The Law shall regulate the personal and property relations between the spouses and between them and their children, establishing reciprocal rights and duties on a level basis; and shall establish the necessary institutions to ensure their applicability. It shall also regulate the relations resulting from the stable union of a man and a woman, thus born, and who have no impediment to contract

marriage. "

Art 3.-Reform Art. 34 as follows:

" Art. 34.-All minors have the right to live in family and environmental conditions that allow their integral development, for which they will have the protection of the State.

The adoption is recognized as an institution, whose guiding principle will be the higher interest of the adopted.

They will be enabled to adopt people who meet the conditions that the Law establishes. Adoption by same-sex couples is prohibited.

The Law will determine the duties of the State and create the institutions for the protection of maternity and childhood. "

GIVEN IN THE BLUE HALL OF THE LEGISLATIVE PALACE: San Salvador, at the sixteen days of the month of April of the year two thousand fifteen.

OTHON SIGFRIDO REYES MORALES, PRESIDENT.

ENRIQUE ALBERTO LUIS VALDEZ SOTO, GUILLERMO ANTONIO GALLEGOS NAVARRETE, FIRST VICE PRESIDENT. SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT.

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JOSÉ FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ, LORENA GUADALUPE PEÑA MENDOZA, THIRD VICE PRESIDENT. FOURTH VICE-PRESIDENT.

CARLOS ARMANDO REYES RAMOS, FIFTH VICE PRESIDENT.

GUILLERMO FRANCISCO MATA BENNETT, MANUEL VICENTE MENJÍVAR ESQUIVEL, FIRST SECRETARY. SECOND SECRETARY.

SANDRA MARLENE SALGADO GARCÍA, JOSÉ RAFAEL MACHUCA ZELAYA, THIRD SECRETARY. FOURTH SECRETARY.

IRMA LOURDES PALACIOS VÁSQUEZ, ERNESTO ANTONIO ANGULO MILLA, FIFTH SECRETARY. SIXTH SECRETARY.

FRANCISCO JOSE ZABLAH SAFIE, JOSE SERAFIN ORANTES RODRIGUEZ, SEVENTH SECRETARY. EIGHTH SECRETARY.

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