Amendment 6 to the Third Constitution

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Amendment 6 to the Third Constitution
Amendment 5
CitationPCa-6 to C-3
Considered byOpen Parliament
Date enacted4 June 2019
Legislative history
Introduced on3 May 2018
Introduced byRamelia
Required majorityTwo-thirds
Status: Pending

This Amendment adds ageism, ableism, and advocacy of environmental destruction to the list of prohibited hateful forms of expression, prohibits running for multiple offices in concurrent elections (except in cases where nominations are extended due to lack of candidates), and corrects and clarifies certain provisions.

Section 1. Prohibition of Hateful Expression Revision

Article 1, Section 9 shall be amended to read as follows:

Any State that makes statements in support of the denial of human rights on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, age, or ability, makes statements in support of any ideology that advocates for denial of such human rights, or makes statements in support of environmental destruction or the acceptability thereof, may be subject to prosecution for a criminal offense, penalties and further provisions for which may be provided for by law.

Section 2. Consolidated Elections Revision

Article 8, Section 4 shall be amended to read as follows:

All constitutional elective public offices of the Social Liberal Union shall be elected using preferential voting. Each election shall have at least one week for nominations and campaigning, and one week for voting, except as otherwise stated or necessary. Any Member State may nominate themselves or other Member States. During any nomination period which may, as permitted by law, be concurrent with the nomination period for another office or offices, Member States may accept nomination for no more than one office; provided, a Member State running for another office may also run for an office if its nomination period has been extended due to lack of candidates.

Section 3. Typo Corrections and Clarifications

Clause 1. Article 1, Section 2, Clause 5 shall be amended to read as follows:
Right to the respect of their personal and family life, home, and communications