Western Europe

Hungary passes law banning same-sex adoption

23:07, 15 December 2020
Hungary passes law banning same-sex adoption Photo: Ron Nickel / Design Pics/Global Look Press

The Hungarian Parliament has passed a law banning the adoption of children by same-sex couples. According to Hungarian law, only opposite-sex married couples can now adopt a child.

New amendments to the Basic Law define a family as 'based on marriage, where the mother is a woman and the father is a man.'

Single citizens will be able to adopt a child only after receiving special permission from the authorities, Reuters reported.

Previously, gay and lesbian couples could adopt a child if one of the partners applied as a single person.

Besides, Hungary has a ban on same-sex marriage. A legal change in the sex of a person is also excluded.

Pro-LGBT groups have already condemned the law, calling the ban 'a dark day for human rights.'

Pope Francis has declared support for civil unions for same-sex couples, NEWS.ru reported earlier

The Pope made the historic remarks in 'Francesco,' a new documentary film directed by Russian filmmaker Evgeny Afineevsky, that premiered at the Rome Film Festival on October 21.