Tag Archive | anti-LGBT laws

Hungary: Thousands join Budapest Pride to protest anti-LGBT law

Hungary: Thousands join Budapest Pride to protest anti-LGBT law

(Reuters) – Thousands of Hungarians joined the annual Budapest Pride march on Saturday, to support LGBTQ people, and protest against a law that limits teaching about homosexuality and transgender issues in schools. Hungary’s nationalist Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, in power since 2010, has introduced social policies that he says aim to safeguard traditional Christian values […]

Hungary: PM to call referendum on anti-LGBT education law

Hungary: PM to call referendum on anti-LGBT education law

(Reuters) – Hungary announced plans on Wednesday to call a referendum on child protection issues, to combat pressure from the European Union, over legislation which the bloc says discriminates against LGBT people. Stepping up a battle of cultures with the European Commission, Prime Minister Viktor Orban accused the EU executive of abusing its powers, in […]

Hungary: Clash with EU over LGBT rights deepens

Hungary: Clash with EU over LGBT rights deepens

(Reuters) – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban vowed on Thursday he would not give in to EU pressure to repeal a new law, banning schools from using materials seen as promoting homosexuality, as the bloc’s lawmakers called for penalties over the legislation. The law, which came into force on Thursday, has set Orban on a […]

Hungary rejects EU demand to ditch anti-LGBT law

Hungary rejects EU demand to ditch anti-LGBT law

(Reuters) – Hungary on Wednesday rejected a demand from the European Commission, and many EU lawmakers, to repeal new legislation banning schools from using materials deemed to promote homosexuality. Last month, EU leaders lambasted Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban over the legislation, in a tense discussion behind closed doors, with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte […]

Hungary: Anti-LGBTQ+ law casts shadow over drag queen contest

Hungary: Anti-LGBTQ+ law casts shadow over drag queen contest

(Reuters) – In a backroom of a dilapidated former factory outside Budapest, contestants wearing huge fake eyelashes and glittering dresses are preparing for Hungary’s annual drag queen competition, all the while hoping it will not be the last. “Let’s party hard while we still can,” drag queen, Bonnie Andrews, called out to a cheering audience, […]

Hungary proposes gay adoption ban as COVID-19 worsens

Hungary proposes gay adoption ban as COVID-19 worsens

( Reuters) – Hungary’s right-wing government has drafted legislation that would practically ban adoption by same-sex couples, in what rights groups said was an attack on the LGBTQ community when COVID-19 meant they could not protest. Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government also proposed a constitutional amendment requiring children to be raised with a Christian interpretation of […]

Hungary: Gov’t proposes amendment using Christian gender roles

Hungary: Gov’t proposes amendment using Christian gender roles

(Reuters) – Hungary’s government proposed a constitutional amendment on Tuesday requiring children to be raised with a Christian interpretation of gender roles, as Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s ruling nationalists turn to anti-LGBT rhetoric to shore up support. The draft amendment submitted to parliament by Justice Minister Judit Varga declares that children must be guaranteed an […]

Uganda charges 16 LGBT+ activists

Uganda charges 16 LGBT+ activists

Uganda said on Thursday it had charged 16 LGBT+ activists with the crime of gay sex – punishable by life in jail – in what campaigners called an escalating campaign against sexual minorities in the east African nation. The 16 men, believed to be aged from 22 to 35, were taken into custody late on […]

US: Oklahoma and Kansas Enact Anti-LGBT Laws

US: Oklahoma and Kansas Enact Anti-LGBT Laws

Governors Sign Bills Allowing Adoption and Foster Care Agencies to Discriminate In 2018, dozens of anti-LGBT bills have been introduced in state legislatures across the US. Remarkably, none of them have become law – until now, writes Ryan Thoreson of Human Rights Watch. Last week, Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, and Governor Jeff Colyer of […]