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.
Two young men were convicted for the crime of violence against a member of a community for attacking and spitting at two gay Brazilian students studying in Budapest on April 21, 2014.
Extreme right-wing activist found guildy of committing a hate crime for insulting participants of the Budapest Pride in 2012.
For the first time since its introduction in 2008 a Hungarian court used the new hate crime provision for homophobic violence in a case concerning the assault of a participant of the Budapest Pride March in 2013.
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.
The Regional Court of Appeal of Debrecen has today upheld an earlier decision of a lower level court, and sentenced a defendant to life imprisonment for murdering an elderly gay pharmacist out of homophobic motive. The case is the first known murder case in Hungary where the courts found homophobic hate an aggravating circumstance.
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.