Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 16

December 10 is the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Each day leading up to that date, we’ll post one of the thirty articles of the declaration.

Article 16

1. Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.

2. Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.

3. The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.

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One Response to “Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 16”

  1. Mary Vitiello Says:

    the December 10 Anniversary date of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is raising awareness in many locations. I expect to sign a petition C-Fam has to seek protection of the unborn. I am currently reading “A World Made New” by Professor Mary Ann Glendon published 2001 RAndom House. The time was right 60 years ago after many atrocities. This will always be a work in progress. We pray for the HOly Spirit to use this for all good purposes for a culture of life. Mary

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