(LifeSiteNews) – The top court of the European Union ruled Tuesday that all EU countries must recognize homosexuals and their legal children as family members regardless of national laws on same-sex parenting or homosexual “marriage.”
In a ruling that applies to the entire 27-nation bloc, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) in Luxembourg declared that member countries must allow a same-sex couple to move and reside freely with a child legally recognized as their son or daughter by another EU state.
Eleven EU nations, most of them in Eastern Europe, do not recognize same-sex “marriage.”
The CJEU sided in favor of two lesbians who “married” in Spain and adopted a girl, Sara, born in 2019. The girl’s Spanish birth certificate lists the women, British national Jane Jones and Kalina Ivanova, a Bulgarian citizen, as her “mothers,” though she is not eligible for Spanish citizenship, as neither of the two women is Spanish.
Ivanova requested Bulgarian citizenship for Sara but was rejected, as majority-Christian Bulgaria does not permit homosexual “marriage” and Ivanova refused to provide details of the girl’s biological parents. Bulgarian birth certificates only include boxes for a child’s mother and father.
A birth certificate issued by Bulgarian authorities is necessary to obtain a Bulgarian ID, which Ivanova and Jones sought in order to travel freely with Sara across the EU. Ivanova eventually brought the case before a local court in Sofia, which declared that Sara has Bulgarian nationality, despite unresolved questions about her parents, and referred the case to the CJEU.
Christian Bulgaria ‘cannot rely on its national law’
In Tuesday’s ruling, which cannot be appealed, the CJEU held that Bulgaria must issue Sara an identity card or passport acknowledging her apparent Bulgarian nationality. The document must also include the declaration of her Spanish birth certificate that the two lesbians are her parents and allow Jones and Ivanova to move with the girl throughout EU territory.
Bulgaria “cannot rely on its national law as justification for refusing to draw up such an identity card or passport,” the court ruled.
Spanish authorities, the CJEU added, “have lawfully established that there is a parent-child relationship, biological or legal,” between Sara and the woman, even though same-sex parents have no reference in Bulgarian law and the EU typically reserves regulation of parenthood to individual countries.
All EU nations nevertheless must “recognize that parent-child relationship in order to enable [Sara] to exercise, with each of her parents, her right of free movement” under European law, according to the ruling.
Ivanova and Jones must also be recognized “as having the right, as parents of a Union citizen who is a minor and of whom they are the primary carers, to accompany that child when she is exercising her rights.”
Even if Sara is eventually found not to be a Bulgarian citizen, Ivanova and Jones must still be considered the girls’ parents, the court continued.
Hungary recently took a major step to protect children from having their innocence destroyed and being sexualized by LGBT propaganda in schools and by pornography in the mass media.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition which expresses agreement and respect for the wishes of the sovereign nation of Hungary to protect its children against the onslaught of LGBT indoctrination propaganda and pornography.
Since passage of the bill the fake news outlets from Europe to America have predictably begun to fabricate outrage and, or, simply lie about the contents of the bill. And, the corrupt European Union has also now started to attack Hungary's efforts to protect children.
For doing the hard and good thing, Hungary now needs our support.
The bill, which was passed last week, specifically prohibits showing pornographic material or content portraying homosexuality or transgenderism to minors under the age of 18. Other measures include a registry of sex offenders, regulations on sexual education, and stronger policies against child pornography.
This policy is to be welcomed as a pro-active measure against the liberal and LGBT propaganda machine which is steadily encroaching on Hungary's borders, and which threatens to tear down Christian civilization altogether.
Indeed, the same week that this law was passed in Hungary, Vienna's (Austria) deputy mayor distributed "Rainbow Family" information boxes to 350 kindergartens in the Austrian capital. And, Vienna is only about 50 miles from the Hungarian border!
But, never satisfied with corrupting the children of their own countries, LGBT activists and their accomplices in the EU have been quick to castigate Hungary, claiming that the Budapest government has "discriminated" against homosexuals with their law to protect children, and in doing so, has violated EU law.
However, Hungary's Justice Minister, Judit Varga, set the record straight in an interview with Hungarian journalists, stating:
"This is one of a number of declarations declaring certain Hungarian measures to be contrary to EU law without a thorough examination. The fake news that has taken wing in these statements is completely unfounded.
In Hungary's view, the legislation has nothing to do with EU law. The issue of subsidiarity and constitutional, national identity is a matter for the Member States. Furthermore, the European Charter of Human Rights also says that a parent has the right to determine the direction of their children's development in a culturally traditional background."
And, more broadly, Viktor Orbán, Hungary's Prime Minister, had this to say about Hungary's new law:
"The current left-wing campaign against Hungary is further proof that today, the left is the enemy of freedom, because instead of freedom of speech, they want political correctness as defined by them, and hegemony of opinion instead of a pluralism of ideas.
The new Hungarian law does not conflict with any lofty ideals or European laws. The new Hungarian law simply states clearly that only parents can decide on the sexual education of their children. Education in schools must not be in conflict with the will of parents; it must at most be supplementary, its form and content must be clearly defined and it must be subject to parental consent.
Parents also rightly expect that on platforms used by our children, pornography, sexuality for its own sake, homosexuality and gender reassignment programs should not be available. These restrictions must also be defined with surgical precision. In Hungary, no one has a say in how adults live their lives. In our view, a free adult should not have to give an account of his life in front of any secular authority — only before God when the time comes."
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which supports the government of Hungary in their passage of this pro-active child protection measure banning LGBT propaganda and pornography for under-18s.
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'Hungary passes law against homosexuality, prime minister renews vow to ‘protect our children’' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/hungary-passes-law-against-homosexuality-prime-minister-renews-vow-to-protect-our-children
'Hungary bans promotion of homosexuality, transgenderism to minors' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/hungary-bans-promotion-of-homosexuality-transgenderism-to-minors
'EU to take legal action against Hungary’s anti-pedophilia bill' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/eu-to-take-legal-action-against-hungarys-anti-pedophilia-bill
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The judgment does not require Bulgaria or any other country “to provide, in its national law, for the parenthood of persons of the same sex, or to recognize, for purposes other than the exercise of the rights which the child derives from EU law, the parent-child relationship between that child and the persons mentioned on the birth certificate drawn up by the authorities of the host Member State as being the child’s parents.”
Same-sex adoption poses grave risks for children, as experts have attested. “Recent studies confirm that children reared by same-sex couples fare worse in a multitude of outcome categories than those reared by heterosexual, married couples,” according to the American College of Pediatricians. “[R]esearch has revealed that children reared in same-sex households are more likely to experience sexual confusion, engage in risky sexual experimentation, and later adopt a same-sex identity.”
The CJEU’s decree is the latest example of the European Union attempting to force conservative member states to embrace the LGBT movement within their borders. In June, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced that the EU would take steps against Hungary for enacting a law that bans the promotion of homosexuality or transgenderism to children.
Von der Leyen vowed to use “all the powers of the Commission” to block the legislation, which additionally increases penalties for child pornography and sexual abuse.
European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) of the Council of Europe also made headlines earlier this year for a ruling that purported to require Russia to recognize same-sex “marriage,” which the Russian government dismissed.