Hungary’s government is joining other Eastern European countries in becoming depraved despots and bigots. They have outlawed adoption by anyone who isn’t a cisgender binary heterosexual. And no doubt only couples, too. This comes as Hungary’s neighbors also try to legalize violence against women and LGBTQIA people.
Hungary’s parliament has voted to redefine the concept of “family” in the country’s constitution, a move that will effectively bar same sex couples from adopting children. The move has been met with outcry from human rights groups and LGBTQ advocates.
The country’s politicians approved the bill on Tuesday. The new law defines marriage as between a man and a woman and asserts that the “foundation of the family is marriage and the parent-child relationship. The mother is a woman, the father is a man.”
As a rule, only a married couple in Hungary can adopt, with some exceptions made for single people, which would have previously been the pathway for a same sex couple.
Rights groups have decried the new law. “This is a dark day for Hungary’s LGBTQ community and a dark day for human rights,” said David Vig, director of Amnesty Hungary.
“These discriminatory, homophobic and transphobic new laws — rushed through under the cover of the coronavirus pandemic — are just the latest attack on LGBTQ people by Hungarian authorities,” Vig added.
Compare this with the UK, where (despite the lavaTories’ attempts to do otherwise), LGBTQIA people and couples are adopting children. In the year ending March 31, 2020, one sixth of all adoptions were by LGBTQIA couples – possible more since bisexual and pansexual couples still may not be out.
What really stands out to me is the kids those LGBTQIA people are adopting: kids labelled “too old” (i.e. over four years) and have special needs like disabilities. Cisheterobinary people ignore and abandon the children who are most needly, while same sex (and similar couples) give the kids loving homes.
Same-sex couples are now adopting one in six children in England, official figures confirm.
That’s a massive growth from 2012 when just one in 22 adoptions were to same-sex parents. Meanwhile the total positive impact of LGBT+ parents to children needing new families is certainly even greater.
The growth in same-sex adoptive parenting comes at a crucial time with more children in care than at any other time in the past.
New Family Social, the UK’s charity for LGBT+ adopters and foster carers, told GSN there had been a ‘welcome revolution in LGBT+ adoption’.
The figures from the Department for Education today show LGBT+ couples were behind 570 of the 3,440 adoptions in England in the year ending 31 March 2020. This is the highest number since records began.
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They also tend to be more open about adopting older children – with many adopting parents considering children as young as four to be too old.
As a result, some same-sex parents wait less time to adopt a child than their heterosexual peers.
Rightwingnuts are liars when they say “only cisheterobinaries can provide a loving home!” while at the same time they refuse to give these children a loving home.
This is why I call them hypo-christians.