Tag: gay hungary

Hungary extends hate crime laws to include gays

LGBT groups welcome change in criminal code to include homophobia and transphobia Hungary has passed new legislation which extends hate crime laws to include sexual orientation and gender identity for the first time in the country’s history. President Janos Ader signed the new Hungarian Criminal Code on 13 July and it will come into force… Read more »

3,000 march at incident-free Budapest Pride

Budapest Pride 2012 took place safely on Saturday despite earlier threats and the mayor’s unwillingness to support the event. Over 3,000 marchers took to the streets protected by riot police. According to organiser Szilvia Nagy, it was the most popular pride so far in the city. The procession included human rights organisations, ambassadors, opposition politicians… Read more »

Budapest: MEPs open gay EuroGames 2012

Members of the European Parliament have taken part in the official opening of theEuroGames 2012 in Budapest, the Hungarian capital. Each year, the EuroGames gather LGBT athletes and their friends. More than 2,000 participants from 34 European countries are taking part in this year’s Games. However, the Budapest Assembly and the Mayor of Budapest declined… Read more »

Court overrules police to give go-ahead to Budapest Pride

A court of Budapest has reportedly overruled the police’s decision not to grant a licence for the city’s gay pride march. The move, which is similar to a decision taken last year to overrule the police, means Hungary’s capital should be able to host a Pride parade this year. The 2012 Pride March was scheduled… Read more »

MEPs address homophobia in Hungary

Hungarian government called out over ‘shameful’ discrimination Members of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBT Rights have expressed their concern over rising homophobic sentiments in Hungary. Their statement follows reports that police have banned the 2012 Pride march in Budapest and that the Hungarian far-right political party Jobbik has submitted anti-gay laws to the country’s… Read more »

Hungary: Fears over new ‘gay disorder’ bills

Following similar developments in Russia, extreme-right parliamentarians in Hungary have tabled proposals to outlaw public discussions of homosexuality. In parallel, the Budapest police has rejected a request to hold the annual LGBT pride march in July 2012. A member of far-right party Jobbik, which holds 47 out of 386 seats in the Hungarian Parliament, has… Read more »

Budapest urged to reverse Pride route refusal

The Human Rights Watch group is calling on Hungarian authorities to reverse a decision which refused Pride organisers permission to hold a march on their chosen route in Budapest later this year. The Hungarian police are being called on to allow the 2012 Pride March to take the organisers’ chosen route on 7 July. Human… Read more »

New Hungarian constitution comes into effect with same-sex marriage ban

Hungary’s new constitution, which bans gay marriage and does not explicitly protect gay people from discrimination, has come into force amid public unrest. The constitution was enacted 262-44 in April of last year, with 80 members of parliament boycotting the drafting and voting process, and took effect on 1 January 2012. The document specifically restricts… Read more »

Anti-gay Hungary constitution becomes law

New anti-LGBT constitution and laws in Hungary come into force – activists join protests LGBT activists in Hungary have protested together with opposition parties against the new constitution that restricts marriage to heterosexuals and fails to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The constitution came into force on 1 January. Meanwhile a new Family… Read more »