Hungary Constitution: 'the mother is a woman, the father is a man'

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Hungary Constitution: 'the mother is a woman, the father is a man'

Hungary has written 'the mother is a woman, the father is a man' into its constitution as the country brings in a ban on gay couples adopting children.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government explained the change by saying 'new ideological processes in the West' made it necessary to 'protect children against possible ideological or biological interference'.

The amendment defines children's sex as that assigned to them at birth and 'ensures the upbringing of children according to... [Hungary's] Christian culture'. 

MPs loyal to the nationalist Prime Minister also overwhelmingly voted in favour of a law effectively banning same-sex couple from adopting.

The new law restricts adoption to married couples as part of the cultural conservative Prime Minister's push for 'traditional values'. 

The constitution adopted after Orban came to power had already defined marriage as being exclusively between a man and a woman.

 

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