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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:31 PM

Hungary calls for ballot to defend LGBT law opposed by EU

Source: AP

By JUSTIN SPIKE

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s government wants to hold a national referendum in an effort to showcase public support for a new law that the European Union says discriminates against LGBT people.

The government says the law aims to protect children, but many have criticized it as an attack on LGBT rights.

In a video posted on Facebook Wednesday, Prime Minster Viktor Orban said the referendum was necessary to counter strong opposition to the measures by the EU, which he said had “abused its power” by launching legal action against Hungary over the law.

“Brussels has clearly attacked Hungary in recent weeks due to its child protection law,” Orban said. “When the pressure against our homeland is so strong, only the common will of the people can defend Hungary.”



FILE - In this file photo dated June. 14, 2021, an unidentified drag queen waves a rainbow flag during an LGBT rights demonstration in front of the Hungarian Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary. Hungary’s government has called for a national referendum in defence of what it calls child protection measures that many have criticised as an attack on LGBT rights. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky, FILE)


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:29 PM

1. This is why you don't put civil rights or human rights up for a vote

It’s just one more way for the majority to oppress unpopular minorities.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 09:09 PM

2. Instead run Orban outta town with a tar and feathers brigade.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 10:19 PM

3. C'mon AP - please grow a spine and stop being part of the problem

"...that the European Union says discriminates against LGBT people"

No, it clearly discriminates against LGBTQ people. It is meant to discriminate against LGBTQ people. They are proud that it discriminates against LGBTQ people. This is not just the view of the EU, and not the time to play "fair and balanced" nor present it as a matter of opinion.

"The law passed last month by Hungary’s parliament bans the depiction of homosexuality or gender reassignment to minors in school education programs and media content"


That sentence was the result of a game of Telephone, with Google translate in the middle.

Here's a better description of the law:

"the Orban administration is banning LGBTQ people from appearing in school materials or on TV shows for people under 18."


Previously, the same government outlawed gender transition and gay adoption.

So, it's not just "the European Union says", okay?

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