Tag Archive | Hungary

Hungary redefines family, limits gay adoption

Hungary redefines family, limits gay adoption

(Reuters) – Hungary amended the definition of family in its constitution Tuesday, to allow an effective ban on adoption by same-sex couples, another win for the ruling conservatives, but decried by one pro-LGBTQ group as “a dark day for human rights”. The nationalist Fidesz party of Prime Minister Viktor Orban has worked to recast Hungary […]

OPINION: Viktor Orban on crusade against Hungary’s LGBT+ community

OPINION: Viktor Orban on crusade against Hungary’s LGBT+ community

The Hungarian government continues its crusade against anyone outside [..] a heterosexual marriage who wants children. A newly proposed bill, and amendment to the constitution would make single-parent adoption impossible, while stigmatising trans people and same sex couples raising children. As if a global pandemic wasn’t enough to worry about, the Hungarian right-wing government has taken it […]

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 […]

Hungary: Trans couple wed amid growing discrimination

Hungary: Trans couple wed amid growing discrimination

(Reuters) – The wedding of Hungarian transgender couple Tamara Csillag and Elvira Angyal looked just like any other, with the nervous pair dressing up and heading off to the rural Hungarian court room, where their marriage would be sealed. But in the world of nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban, this was special, as Orban, increasingly […]

INTERVIEW: HUNGARY – ‘Trans people are having our rights taken away’

INTERVIEW: HUNGARY – ‘Trans people are having our rights taken away’

CIVICUS speaks to Krisztina Kolos Orbán, Vice- President of the Transvanilla Transgender Association, a Hungarian organisation that advocates for trans people’s rights. Founded as a grassroots initiative in 2011, Transvanilla is the only organisation registered in Hungary with an exclusive focus on transgender rights and gender non-conforming issues. It drives advocacy on gender recognition and […]

Hungary is added to human rights watchlist

Hungary is added to human rights watchlist

Hungary has been added to a human rights watchlist as COVID-19 emergency measures restrict free speech and independent media The government has criminalised fake news about the pandemic, with penalties of up to five years in prison COVID-19 emergency measures allowed Victor Orbán to rule by decree, later revoked The state of civic freedoms in […]

Transgender couple in limbo as Hungary bans changes to identity papers

Transgender couple in limbo as Hungary bans changes to identity papers

For Hungarian transgender couple, Tamara Csillag and Elvira Angyal, life is on hold, their wedding postponed, and they are angry. Hungary last month banned people from changing their gender on identity documents, in a move LGBT+ advocates said was creating panic among transgender people, who feared an increase in discrimination and attacks.

Hungary: Parliament bans trans people from changing gender on IDs

Hungary: Parliament bans trans people from changing gender on IDs

Hungary’s parliament voted Tuesday to ban transgender people from changing their gender on identity documents, in a move that LGBT+ advocates said was creating panic among trans people, who feared an increase in discrimination and attacks. The legislature voted 133 to 57 to replace the Hungarian word ‘nem’, meaning sex or gender, with ‘sex at birth’ on […]

EU lawmakers condemn Hungary for trans ID reversal

EU lawmakers condemn Hungary for trans ID reversal

European Union (EU) lawmakers on Thursday criticised Hungary for trying to ban transgender people from changing their sex on some official documents as a “deliberate” attack on the community. The ruling Fidesz party proposed on Tuesday to change the law, so that birth, marriage, and death certificates show “sex at birth” – reversing a policy […]