Text of New Hungarian Constitution's Commitment to Marriage as a Family-Building Institution


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In 2011, a new constitution ("Fundamental Law of Hungary") has been passed, the first to be adopted within a democratic framework and following free elections. It is scheduled to enter into force January 1, 2012.

Article K
(1) Hungary shall protect the institution of marriage, understood to be the conjugal union of a man and a woman based on their independent consent; Hungary shall also protect the institution of the family, which it recognises as the basis for survival of the nation.
(2) Hungary shall promote the commitment to have and raise children.
(3) The protection of families shall be regulated by a cardinal Act of Parliament.