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Hungarian Ambassador defends his country’s restrictions on discussing LGBTQI+ issues in front of children

Hungary’s Ambassador to Belgium Tamás Iván Kovács was a guest in VRT News’ Sunday morning topical discussion programme ‘De zevende dag’. A law that makes it illegal to discuss LGBTQI+ issues in front of children (unless you are the child’s parent) in Hungary has unleashed a storm of protest across Europe. 

The Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo (Flemish liberal) called the law “backward”. However, Ambassador Kovács claims that the law ‘Doesn’t endanger anyone’s sexual orientation”.   

Under the new law minors may no longer be shown images of homosexuality or gender reassignment. There are restrictions on advertisements and television programmes where homosexuality is featured or discussed, and teachers may no longer “promote” homosexuality.

Click on the video above to watch the interview with the Hungarian Ambassador (that is in English) in full.

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