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rbán Viktor Brüsszelben 2020. július 17-én. Fotó: John Thys / AFP

The Hungarian government faces serious criticisms on the recently adopted homophobic and transphobic propaganda law.  When questioned by European leaders, Orbán spread a number of lies to defend the law. In this article we provide a detailed rebuttal of those lies. 

A magyar állam nem hogy nem védi, aktívan aláássa az LMBTQI emberek szabadságát és jogait 

Timeline of how the Fidesz-KDNP government and its parliamentary majority has been systematically undermining the freedom and equal rights of sexual and gender minorities ever since they came into power in 2010, and especially since the spring of 2019.

Országgyűlés; kép forrása: parlament.hu

Despite thousands of protesters, and a petition signed by more than 100,000 people, the Parliament doesn’t care about the opinion of Hungarians. On Tuesday, June 15, the Parliament passed the propaganda law, thus banning LGBTQI-themed educational programs, products, and advertising for persons under 18 years of age.

Orosz minta alapján indított frontális támadást a szólásszabadság és a gyermekjogok ellen a kormány

Yesterday, June 10, the Hungarian ruling party, Fidesz, introduced an amendment that would severely restrict freedom of speech and children’s rights by banning LGBTQI-themed educational programs and public service advertisements. Out of  Hungarian LGBTQI people, 42% have thought about suicide and 30% have attempted it. This new amendment - which eerily mimics the Russian propaganda law - would further poison public opinion. 

Fővárosi Törvényszék: alaptalanul gyanúsítgatta a vasárnap.hu az örökbefogadó meleg párt

In January the pro-government news site Vasarnap.hu published a story about a “boy with two fathers”, in which, besides using derogatory language, they also claimed the couple tricked the authorities by hiding they were a same-sex couple and pretending only one of them would adopt as a single parent. The Court declared these were unfounded allegations and ordered the news site to rectify their mistake.

Aláírás illusztráció

Egy transznemű nő kérelmére indult eljárásban a Nemzeti Adatvédelmi és Információszabadság Hatóság (NAIH) megállapította: európai uniós jogot sért a transznemű emberek nemének jogi elismerését tiltó 33. §. A NAIH a jogszabály módosítására szólította fel a kormányt. 

Ahmed Samir Santawy

We, the undersigned 74 organizations, call upon the Egyptian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release 29-year-old student and researcher Ahmed Samir Santawy, who has been arbitrarily detained since 1 February 2021 on bogus terrorism-related charges. The undersigned organizations further call on the authorities to ensure prompt, independent, impartial, transparent, and effective investigations into Ahmed Samir Santawy’s allegations of being subjected to enforced disappearance and ill-treatment by security forces following his arrest. 

AB: Alaptörvény-ellenes a transznemű emberek nemének jogi elismerését visszamenőleg betiltani

The Hungarian Constitutional Court annulled the provision of the Registry Procedure Act introduced by Section 33 which contained that the new rules prohibiting legal gender recognition shall also be applied to ongoing proceedings. 

Meseország mindenkié

A lack of warning about “patterns of behavior deviating from traditional gender roles” appearing in a book violates the rights and interests of consumers - says the Hungarian Consumer Protection Authority. Háttér Society and Labrisz Lesbian Association will challenge the discriminatory ruling in court.

Miskolci Törvényszék: Alaptörvény-ellenes a transz emberek nemének jogi elismerését tiltó törvény

Miskolc Regional Court requested the constitutional review of Article 33, the law adopted in May this year that bans legal gender recognition in Hungary. The Constitutional Court has 90 days to rule on the matter. 

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