In Hungary the rights are LGBT community further limited. They too will be excluded from the right to adoption in the future. International organizations see a violation of European fundamental rights.
The Hungarian Parliament has barred homosexuals from the right to adopt. “The mother is a woman, the father is a man,” said a government majority decision published Tuesday on the Parliament’s website in Budapest. Parliament’s resolutions restricted the rights of LGBT people on several pointsT community a. The English abbreviation LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.
According to the resolution of the Hungarian Parliament, the sex of a child must be determined at birth. Education must be based on the constitutional identity and “Christian culture” of the country. Since May, it has not been possible in Hungary to record gender changes in the official registers. Exceptions to the restriction of adoption rights for heterosexual couples require the approval of the Ministry of Family Affairs.
Organizations see a violation of European fundamental rights
International organizations such as the UN, the Council of Europe, the OSCE and the EU have repeatedly accused Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán of violating rights guaranteed in Europe. Orbán announced last week that he would object to the rule of law mechanism, which links EU payments to Hungary with compliance with the rule of law.
Amnesty International’s director in Hungary, David Vig, spoke of “discriminatory, homophobic and transphobic” laws in view of the resolutions of the Budapest parliament. He was a homosexual himself and was carefully considering whether to “hold my friend’s hand in public,” Vig added. He received “increasingly discriminatory messages – including reports of hatred and death threats”.
Orbán and his Fidesz party are targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people, as well as Roma and asylum seekers, said Greens deputy chair in the European Parliament, Terry Reintke. She is pursuing “a strategy against people in need of protection to accelerate Hungary’s path to an autocracy”.