The Hungarian government is introducing legislation that will enshrine the concept of marriage as the union between a woman and a man, much to the chagrin of the country’s homosexual community and other campaigners.

The proposed amendment to the constitution will say that “the mother is a woman, the father is a man” and permit only married couples to adopt children.

Proposed by the ruling Fidesz party, the amendment – which will almost certainly gain approval – will mandate that children are raised with a Christian interpretation of gender roles.

The amendment will ensure education is provided “in accordance with the values based on Hungary’s constitutional identity and Christian culture.”

The constitutional changes will reinforce existing provisions, such as the definition that “the institution of marriage is between a man and a woman” and is “the basis of the family and national survival”.

Fidesz and Prime Minister Viktor Orban argue that EU countries to the west have not taken on the responsibility to defend Christian and European culture and traditions in the face of immigration and a form of liberalism that has become out of control in undermining traditional family values.

FILE PHOTO: Viktor Orban Reuters