On Sunday, more than 1.6 million Hungarians cast invalid votes to reject the government's manipulative and fear-mongering referendum. The invalidity of the referendum shows that the majority of Hungarians do not support the government's exclusionary policies. Five days after the miserable failure of the government's anti-LGBTQI referendum, the National Election Committee (NEC) suddenly realized that the months-long campaign "defeats the constitutional purpose of the exercise of power."
41% of the total population is not planning on participating in the referendum and almost half of the opposition voters will vote invalid on the 3rd of April - finds a representative survey by Medián commissioned by Amnesty International and Háttér Society.
The Curia, the highest regular court in Hungary, has refused to validate a question the government submitted as part of an anti-LGBTQI referendum. Although the National Electoral Commission accepted the question "Do you support making gender reassignment treatments available to underage children?", the Curia ruled that this question cannot be the subject of a referendum.
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.