The Hungarian parliament has passed legislation banning the dissemination of content that is considered to promote homosexuality to children under 18 years of age.
This also applies to advertising.
The country’s prime minister, Viktor Orban, has curtailed the rights of homosexuals and other minorities during his reign.
It has been heavily criticized by human rights organizations and opposition parties in the country. For example, in May last year, Parliament passed a law preventing transgender people from changing gender in their official papers.
Orban’s party, called Fidesz, has linked the new ban to a law that will punish pedophiles more severely. That law is supported by many parties, which is why it has been difficult for them to vote against the new law. Since 2010, Victor Orban has been in power in Hungary. He was last re-elected in 2018. The next election in the country is in 2022.
The new law has caused critics to gather in front of the parliament building in Budapest. Among other things, they believe that the law mistakenly links homosexuality and pedophilia.
The human rights organization Amnesty International is very critical of the new law.
“It’s a really sad day. A homophobic law has been passed in Hungary with a huge majority, “says Helle Jacobsen, program manager for gender at Amnesty International.
She believes it will lead to an increase in homophobia and abuse of LGBT people in Hungary.
“It is really worrying for young LGBTI people and young people in Hungary in general, because this proposal bans education on homosexuality, gender identity and other related topics,” she says.
She believes that the EU has a great responsibility, and that she hopes that the Danish government will ensure that it is lifted in the EU.
Source: Politiken.dk – Forsiden by politiken.dk.
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