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Hungarian president vetoes anti-LGBTQ law

In Hungary, the president vetoed a law that was considered as anti-LGBTQIA, and instead urged the parliament to strike a paragraph that would make it legal to anonymously report certain same-sex couples to the government.

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In Hungary, the president vetoed a law that was considered as anti-LGBTQIA, and instead urged the parliament to strike a paragraph that would make it legal to anonymously report certain same-sex couples to the government.

In April, the Hungarian parliament approved a law that supposedly protects whistleblowers. However, the also allows people to report on those who challenge the “constitutionally recognized role of marriage and the family” and those who contest children’s rights “to an identity appropriate to their sex at birth.”

For Hungarian Pres. Katalin Novak, this “does not strengthen but rather weakens the the protection of fundamental values.”

The veto is considered a rebuke of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán who has been attacking LGBTQIA rights since he came to power in 2010. His party passed a new constitution that bans same-sex marriage; this was later amendeded to bar same-sex couples from adopting children.

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