Hungary’s New Law Lets Locals Report on Same-Sex Families

Hungarian lawmakers passed a bill that enables citizens to report anonymously on same-sex couples who raise children to authorities.

In accordance with the law, which was enacted earlier this week, individuals are permitted to report those who challenge the “constitutionally recognized role of marriage and the family” and those who challenge children’s rights “to an identity appropriate to their sex at birth.”

The institution of marriage is protected by the constitution of Hungary as a union “between one man and one woman,” with the additional qualification that “the mother is a woman, the father a man.”