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Hungary’s New Anti-LGBT+ Law

Hungary’s New Anti-LGBT+ law:

FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators protest against Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and the latest anti-LGBTQ law in Budapest, Hungary, June 14, 2021. REUTERS/Marton Monus/File Photo

Hundreds of protesters thronged the streets of Budapest, demanding the reversal of a newly adopted law that effectively bans all content about homosexuality and gender change from Hungarian school curriculum and television shows for children under the age of 18.

  • The latest Hungarian legislation outlaws disseminating information meant for children which is considered to promote homosexuality or gender change.
  • The law also limits who can conduct sex education classes in schools. Now, only individuals and organisations listed in an official government registry can carry out these classes.
  • The limitations placed on content is not limited to school curriculum alone. It also bans TV shows meant for children, which feature gay characters or LGBTQI+ themes.
  • The law also bans companies and organisations from running advertisements in support of the LBTQI+ community, if they are targeted at minors.

Hungary:

  • Hungary is a landlocked country in Central Europe.
  • It is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Romania to the east and southeast, Serbia to the south, Croatia and Slovenia to the southwest, and Austria to the west.
  • Budapest is the country’s capital and largest city.
  • Hungary’s geography has traditionally been defined by its two main waterways, the Danube and Tisza rivers.
  • Lake Hévíz is located in Hévíz, Hungary. It is the largest thermal lake in the world which is available for swimming.

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