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Hungary: Orbán continues 'brazen' attack on LGBTI people

Hungarian Parliament Building with LGBTI Flag
Hungarian Parliament Building with LGBTI Flag © Anund Knutsen CC

In response to news that the Hungarian government has proposed a law to ban the promotion of LGBTI and gender change issues in education and advertising, David Vig, Director of Amnesty International Hungary, said:

“These proposals - which have dark echoes of Russia’s anti-gay ’propaganda law’ - will further stigmatise LGBTI people, exposing them to greater discrimination in what is already a hostile environment for those who are LGBTI or perceived to be so.

“Tagging these amendments to a bill that seeks to crack down on child abuse appears to be a deliberate attempt by the Hungarian government to conflate paedophilia with LGBTI people.

“This shows how brazen Viktor Orbán’s government has become in using hateful populism to target minorities.

“The EU and its member states must demand that the Hungarian authorities remove these amendments from the bill before it goes to a vote on 15 June.”

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