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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hungarian Minister of Justice submitted legislative amendments to the Parliament that stigmatize same-sex couples raising children and transgender people, making single-parent adoption and LGBTQI school education programs impossible.
A five-years long legal battle has been concluded at ECtHR today: the Court ruled that Hungary must allow legal gender recognition not only for Hungarians, but also for lawfully settled non-Hungarian citizens, such as refugees. The ruling comes two months after the Hungarian Parliament passed a law banning legal gender recognition altogether.
The President of the Republic has signed the law that makes legal gender recognition impossible despite human rights concerns raised by domestic and international bodies.
Almost two years after the suspension of gender and name change requests, Parliament has passed a bill that prohibits the legal gender recognition of transgender people. Although the European Parliament, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and other international players opposed the bill, the Government did not refrain from introducing a law violating a constitutional fundamental right. LGBTI organizations have now turned to the President of the Republic asking him to send the law for review to the Constitutional Court.
The Hungarian National Blood Transfusion Service has published that as of January 1, 2020, men who have sex with men (MSM) are allowed to donate blood, unless their sexual behavior is otherwise risky. The new regulation puts an end to decades of discrimination against gay and bisexual men.