by Rex Wockner
International News Briefs
Hungary’s Constitutional Court upheld the nation’s same-sex registered-partnership law March 23.
Conservative forces – including the Christian Democratic People’s Party, the Society for Christian Physicians in Hungary, the Pro Life Forum and representatives of Faith Church – had argued in nine petitions that the law undermined marriage, discriminated against straight people, violated morality and harmed children, among other things.
The court disagreed on all points.
The law grants registered partners most of the rights of marriage, with the exception of access to adoption and assisted reproduction, and the right to take a spouse’s last name.