Bucharest. Romania's homosexual community takes to the streets for a Gay Pride parade on Saturday but a controversial amendment to the constitution banning same-sex marriage threatens to overshadow the event, AFP reported
Hundreds of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists and sympathisers are expected to join the march in downtown Bucharest, an annual event which in previous years was marred by minor disturbances.
Romanian lawmakers are currently discussing a constitutional amendment restricting the legal definition of marriage to a "union between a man and a woman".
The article was proposed by the dominant Orthodox Church and accepted by a parliamentary committee tasked with amending the 1991 constitution.
Centre-left Prime Minister Victor Ponta has called for a new committee ivote in the committee, saying he does not see the need for a change to the current definition of marriage as "a union between spouses".