Vicktor Orban government attacks on homosexual rights in Hungary continue. The most recent amendment sent to the Hungarian parliament by the conservative Fidesz party aims to amend the constitution and prohibit the adoption of same-sex couples, reports the Portuguese newspaper Jornal de Notícias.
The amendment proposes that only married couples of the opposite sex can adopt a child and further specify that “the mother is a woman and the father a man”. “Marriage is between a man and a woman, as well as the basis of family and national survival”, presents the proposal.
In Hungary, same-sex marriage is still illegal, but adoption was possible, as long as only one member of the couple applied. This change in legislation has already been condemned and rejected by human rights groups.
As the Independent newspaper reports, the Hatter Society group, which watches over LGBT rights, says that “the moment is no coincidence: proposals that limit legal rights and that go against basic international and European human rights are submitted when protests are not allowed “due to covid-19.
The proposal presented to parliament last Tuesday, calls for children to be educated and raised in a Christian environment where there is an interpretation of gender roles, “education is guaranteed to be in accordance with Hungary’s constitutional values and of Christian values “, the document reads.
The Hungarian government is led by Viktor Orban, the prime minister who since taking office in 2010 and has been making radical changes to the country’s constitution. In May, sex changes by transgender citizens were banned in personal documents, such as passports, and children’s books that approach diversity in a positive way were questioned.
The latest amendment that was proposed also questions adoption by single parents, stating that it will only be possible with the special permission of the Minister of Family Affairs.