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.
The Equal Treatment Authority found discrimination based on gender identity for the first time in a case concerning an employer’s rejection of a transgender job applicant.
Extreme right-wing activist found guildy of committing a hate crime for insulting participants of the Budapest Pride in 2012.
The Equal Treatment Authority found the Kispest Waldorf School liable for unlawful discrimination by rejecting the application of a boy after his mother told the school he was raised by two women.
In the suit launched by Háttér Society and the Helsinki Committee the second instance court also found that the police ban amounted to discrimination and harassment.
On January 16, 2014 the Metropolitan Court of Budapest found that the Budapest Police committed direct discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation when banning the Budapest Pride March in 2012. The case was launched by Háttér Society and an individual, who were represented in court by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee. The decision is appealable.
The Equal Treatment Authority found a violation of law and prohibited the further continuation of the unlawful conduct in a case launched by a gay couple against a historic thermal bath in Budapest.
The Háttér Support Society for LGBT People in Hungary considers it extremely harmful that the United Nations will not declare its support towards people, discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation, and gender identity.