The Family

CHAPTER IV THE FAMILY

ARTICLE 35

The state protects the family, motherhood and matrimony.
The state recognizes the family as the main nucleus of society and attributes to it the important responsibilities and functions in the education and formation of the new generations.

ARTICLE 36

Marriage is the voluntarily established union between a man and a woman, who are legally fit to marry, in order to live together. It is based on full equality of rights and duties for the partners, who must see to the support of the home and the integral education of their children through a joint effort compatible with the social activities of both.

The law regulates the formalization, recognition and dissolution of marriage and the rights and obligations deriving from such acts.

ARTICLE 37

All children have the same rights, regardless of being born in or out of wedlock.

Any qualification concerning the nature of the affiliation is abolished.

No statement shall be made either with to the difference in birth or the civil status of the parents in the registration of the children birth or in any other documents that mention parenthood.

The state guarantees, through adequate legal mean, the determination and recognition of paternity.

ARTICLE 38

The parents have the duty to provide nourishment for their children; to help them to defend their legitimate interests and in the realization of their just aspirations; and to contribute actively to their education and integral development as useful and well-prepared citizens for life in a socialist society.

It is the children duty, in turn, to respect and help their parents.