As some countries push forward, embracing equality and outlawing hate, others are deadset on regressing. According to a report, Hungary's government has proposed a constitutional amendment requiring that children be raised with a Christian interpretation of gender roles. The amendment asserts that only opposite-sex couples are the only ones fit to build families.
The new amendment would see that a child receives an "upbringing based on values stemming from Hungary's ... Christian culture," according to Reuters. “The basis for family relations is marriage,” the amendment reads.
“The mother is a woman, the father is a man.”
The amendment goes on, essentially outlawing allowing children to explore and realize their gender identity, claiming the country "protects children's right to the gender identity they were born with." This follows a May ban on gender changes on offical documents in the country.
It also follows a statement last week where Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjen said gays should not be allowed to adopt children and stop families.
“Why is private life not enough for (gays), why do they want official recognition?” Semjen said at the time. He went on to say that a child's "right to healthy development is stronger than homosexual couples’ need for a child." The idea that children of same-sex couples are in some way developed in an unhealthy way has no factual basis and has actually been refuted multiple times. A new study released this year shows that kids raised by LGBTQ+ couples outperform their peers academically.