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ADDED ON: 07/22/2021

Hungary to hold referendum on LGBT issues by early 2022

BUDAPEST, July 22 (Reuters) - Hungary plans to hold a referendum on legislation that limits schools' teaching about homosexuality and transgender issues late this year or early next year, Prime Minister Viktor…

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ADDED ON: 07/21/2021

Embassies from across the world demand ‘freedom from violence’ for queer Hungarians

Ahead of Budapest Pride, 30 embassies from across the world have demanded “freedom from violence” for queer people in Hungary. The open letter, published Monday (19 July) was signed by the embassies…

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ADDED ON: 07/20/2021

HUNGARIAN PM VIKTOR ORBÁN CALLS EU ACTION OVER ANTI-LGBTQ LAW ‘LEGALISED HOOLIGANISM’

Hungarian leader Viktor Orbán has called European Union action against his country's new anti-LGBTQ law "legalised hooliganism." The prime minister's conservative Fidesz party introduced the controversial legislation, which bans positive representation of…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2021

E.U. takes action against Hungary, Poland over anti-LGBTQ measures

The European Commission has started legal action against Hungary after the country passed a law that bans sharing content in schools that seemingly endorses gay and transgender issues, the commission announced Thursday.…

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ADDED ON: 07/10/2021

Hungary Bans LGBTQ Content From Schools, But Some Teachers Say They Will Defy It

Viktoria Radvanyi says her job has never been so stressful. She's on the board of Budapest Pride, Hungary's annual LGBTQ event, whose monthlong festival is currently underway. "The clear effect of [Hungarian…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2021

Hungary fines bookshop chain over picture book depicting LGBT families

A bookshop chain in Hungary has been fined for selling a children’s story depicting a day in the life of a child with same-sex parents, with officials condemning the picture book for…

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ADDED ON: 07/08/2021

Hungary’s controversial anti-LGBT law goes into effect despite EU warnings

A new law that bans the dissemination of content in schools deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change went into effect Wednesday despite a warning from Europe’s top rights watchdog that the…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2021

Dutch leader tells Hungary: If you don’t like LGBT rights, you can leave the E.U.

The dispute between a number of European Union leaders and Hungary over LGBT rights grew emotional after a meeting on Thursday, with Hungarian leader Viktor Orban’s peers warning him that there was…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2021

Respect LGBT rights or leave EU, Hungary’s Orban told

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte had some strong words for his Hungarian counterpart, Victor Orban on Thursday (June 24) - respect LGBT rights, or leave the European Union. The dressing down came…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2021

Germany’s Merkel criticises Hungary’s anti-LGBT bill

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday criticised Hungary's planned new law to ban the dissemination of materials in schools on homosexuality and gender change.

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2021

Fans make pro-LGBT protest at Germany-Hungary football game

Uefa blocked the Allianz Arena from lighting up in rainbow colours, due to an anti-gay law passed in Hungary. In protest, a spectator wearing a German shirt ran onto the pitch with…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2021

EU warns Hungary and Poland it will take action if they keep violating democratic standards

BRUSSELS — The European Union’s executive branch warned Hungary and Poland Tuesday that it will take action if they continue to violate the 27-nation bloc’s democratic standards, amid signs that both countries…

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