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Hungary Adds New Amendment to Constitution Defining Marriage as Union of One Man and One Woman

Christian Headlines - The Hungarian Parliament authorized a Constitutional amendment that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. The amendment also has implications for Hungary’s adoption laws, as gay couples will now be prohibited from adopting children, The Christian Post reports.

The measure, which passed in Parliament by a vote of 134-45, is the 9th amendment to the Fundamental Laws of Hungary. It amends Section L, Paragraph 1 of the Fundamental Laws to read “Hungary protects the institution of marriage as the association between a man and a woman and the family as the basis for the survival of a nation. The foundation of the family is marriage and the parent-child relationship. The mother is a woman, the father is a man.”

Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga, who was largely responsible for the amendment coming before the Parliament, told Reuters that “The main rule is that only married couples can adopt a child, that is, a man and woman who are married.”

Varga also authored the justification section of the Bill. In it, he said that “The Fundamental Law of Hungary is a living framework that expresses the will of the nation, the form in which we want to live.” He also wrote that “The ‘modern’ set of ideas....READ MORE

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