The Hungarian minister from Justicia, Judit Varga, has submitted to Parliament a bill and a constitutional amendment whose probable approval veto the adoption by same-sex couples and further restrict the already limited rights of LGBT + communities in the country.
The text of the proposed constitutional amendment, published on the official website of the Parliament, affirms that Hungary guarantees the development of the child according to their gender at birth and that “the mother is female, the father is male”.
The Minister of the Executive of the ultranationalist Viktor Orban he justified the proposal by assuring that “the new and modern ideological tendencies of the Western world endanger the right of children to a healthy development.”
In this way, the Government would establish in the Magna Carta that Hungary ensures that children receive an education based on Christian values. In addition, the new law presented would determine that only the heterosexual marriages they may adopt in the future, although the Minister of Family Policies could grant that right to those who do not adhere to that criterion.
The communities LGTB + They have denounced that the Government’s proposals imply new limitations on their rights and a new stigmatization. According to the Háttér Society, in defense of LGBT + rights, the proposals are “contrary to international and European principles on human rights.”
The Hungarian constitution, approved with the parliamentary majority of the Government of the nationalist Viktor Orban and which came into force in 2011, already determines marriage as the union and of a woman and a man.
The Government only recognizes families that are based on the marriagerecalls the Háttér Society, calling attention to the fact that couples of the same sex are thus excluded. On the other hand, the restrictions imposed by the worsening of the epidemiological situation of the covid-19 pandemic prevent the organization of citizen protests against these projects.
At the moment, it is unknown when the debate and voting of the controversial proposals in the Hungarian Parliament.
According to a report from the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association May of this year, the situation of LGBT + communities in Hungary it has worsened and is ranked 27th out of 49 European countries.