Saturday, October 10, 2009
Házastársi hűség (Faithfulness in Marriage)
I am following the happenings in the world and the institution of marriage is disappearing all over Europe. In Hungary, a new marriage law is being adopted that ignores the very concept of faithfulness in marriage. In other words, the legal system, the State, the Judiciary will not "know" the concept and there is no legal or other resource in case of unfaithfulness. The gender problem has been solved by ignoring it: in the future, gender is a personal (and transitory) issue. In the past, brothers and sisters and close relatives could not legally marry in Hungary; in the new law, the issue is ignored (may be they decided to have no shared children) and even genetic councelling is not mentioned. Spain has similar legislation, as they all are following common European guidelines.