The Government Information Centre announced in its statement that the Child Protection Act Implementing Decree was published.
In June 2021, the Hungarian government made a law that is supposed to protect children from paedophiles. However, the new law was said to blur the line between paedophilia and homosexuality, leading to a public uproar both in Hungary and internationally. The law was deemed “anti-homosexual law” by the public.
Recently, politicians and other public figures, such as Formula One drivers, commented on the issue as well. Lewis Hamilton shared his support for those affected by the government’s anti-LGBTQ+ law, then Sebastian Vettel also criticised the law.
On 6th August 2021, the Child Protection Act Implementing Decree was published in Magyar Közlöny.
Based on the new law, it is impossible to showcase and put on display products that openly show homosexuality. This is part of the Hungarian government’s plan to prevent homosexual content from being popularised, writes 444.hu.
It is forbidden to showcase products that depict and identify someone as different from the gender indicated at birth. The self-serving depiction of sexuality is also forbidden. Products like these are forbidden from being sold closer than 200 metres to schools, child and youth protection institutions, and churches.
At places where these products are sold, they have to sell them in closed packages, separate from the rest of the items, reports Telex.
Another important clause is that school activities regarding sexual culture, sex life, sexual orientation, and sexual development can only be held by organisations that are approved by the government.
According to the law, these sessions should not be aimed to promote identities different from that indicated at birth, gender reassignment, or to popularise homosexuality. The decree does not contain clauses about sexual education at schools.
The legislation will enter into force in 30 days and will be supervised by the consumer protection authority.
Source: 444.hu, Telex