Hungary redefined the family changing the constitution


Hungary’s parliament has voted to redefine the concept of “family” in the country’s . According, same sex couples can’t adopt children. Exceptions to the ban will have to be approved by the minister for family affairs. Marriage was defined as between a man and a woman. The mother is a woman, the father is a man. The country’s politicians approved the bill on Tuesday. There were reactions of rights groups. “This is a dark day for Hungary’s LGBTQ community and a dark day for human rights,” said David Vig, director of Amnesty Hungary. Masen David, executive director of human rights organisation Transgender Europe, called on EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen “to address the rights of LGBT parents, the attempt to erase gender diverse children, and the ban on legal gender recognition in the Commission’s rule of law assessment and on-going Article 7 TEU proceedings against Hungary.”


In May, Hungary made it illegal for transgender and intersex people to change their gender on identity documents. Hungary has never allowed gay marriage but still recognizes civil unions.