Same-sex marriages conducted abroad have to be recognized in Hungary as registered partnerships - says in a binding decision the Regional Court of Budapest. The case was launched by an American-Hungarian lesbian couple, whose Belgian marriage the Hungarian authorities would not register. Háttér Society provided legal representation to the couple.
A recently published report of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights found that the Hungarian authorities’ decision to reject the application of a woman living with her same-sex partner to adopt a 16-month-old Roma girl infringed on the child’s right to protection and care, and amounted to unlawful discrimination based on sexual orientation.
The Equal Treatment Authority found that a local-government run swimming pool discriminated against an LGBTQ sports club when it declined to rent out two of its swimming lanes for a sport event. The Authority imposed a fine of 1 million HUF.
Leading up to the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, euobserver published an article about LGBTI rights around Europe, with a special focus on Hungary and Finland. Our input focused on problems related to education.
The German lesbian magazine L-MAG reports about the state of the Hungarian democracy in relation to the Forth Amendment to the Hungarian Fundemental Law. They also interviewed a colleague of our organisation.