Hungary Goalkeeper Takes Stand Against Controversial Adoption Law
Budapest, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 24th Feb, 2021 ) :RB Leipzig's Hungarian goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi on Tuesday took a stand against a law in his home country which in effect bans LGBT couples from adopting children.
"The same way every child has the right to grow up in a happy family, of any gender, of any colour, of any religion." The law says that only married couples can adopt children, practically excluding LGBT Hungarians as gay marriage is not permitted in the country.
"The more time a person spends abroad, the more they realise that.
.. love, acceptance and tolerance for others is the most important," he added.
Orban has enacted a socially conservative policy agenda in recent years, shaping Hungary into what he calls a "Christian-conservative" bastion against liberal ideologies.
With Hungarian sportspeople rarely commenting in public on current affairs or social issues, Gulacsi's post prompted over 5,000 comments within a few hours.
"Thank you Peter! It would be good if more of your sporting colleagues followed your example," said one reply.
Most comments were critical of the shot-stopper however, with one message urging Gulacsi to "stick to the football".