Polish President Andrzej Duda proposed a constitutional reform on Monday to prevent gay couples from adopting Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski of Warsaw less than a week after the second round of the presidential election, in which the current president will compete with the president.
The proposal put forward by Duda is now in the hands of Parliament, where it must receive two thirds of the votes in the lower house and an absolute majority in the upper house. The current distribution does not guarantee approval a priori because the Law and Justice Party (PiS) does not have these numbers.
Duda, who is seeking a new five-year term, defends conservative positions and is a defender of the values associated with the traditional family and criticizes possible concessions to the LGTBI community.
His rival Trzaskowski was also against gay couple adoption, although he has supported gay weddings in the past. The two will meet again on Sunday in the last round of voting, which Duda achieved with a slight advantage in the polls.