Hungarian governing party Fidesz could make even stricter “child protection” laws. Despite warnings from the EU, Fidesz controversially already passed laws conflating homosexuality and transgenderism with pedophile offenders.
The Hungarian government passed a law back in 2021 which prohibited showing LGBTQ+ content in schools or kid’s TV under the term “child protection” to defend Hungarian children from “gender propaganda”. 444.hu reports that even stricter laws are under consideration.
Back then, Amnesty International’s Hungarian director Dávid Víg condemned the ruling party’s amendments to the laws targeting child abuse. “Tagging these amendments to a bill that seeks to crack down on child abuse appears to be a deliberate attempt by the Hungarian government to conflate pedophilia with LGBTQ+ people,” the Guardian quoted his comments at the time.
The EU Commission also decided to refer Hungary to the Court of Justice of the EU over the law. In the referral, they cited that the bill “discriminates against people on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity.”
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán recently talked about the issue in his state of the nation address.
“We don’t care that the world has gone mad. We don’t care what repulsive fads some people indulge in. We do not care what Brussels uses to excuse and explain the inexplicable. This is Hungary! And this is where the strictest child protection system in Europe should be!” – said the Prime Minister.
After the recent Fidesz party meeting, Máté Kocsis, head of the party’s parliamentary caucus confirmed that they are indeed working on stricter law proposals.
According to Kocsis, “violent gender propaganda” is endangering Hungarian children. Therefore, the rights of parents to protect their children should be a priority. Kocsis stressed that there is a connection between gender propaganda and pedophilia.
He cites a recent instance, where a teaching assistant admitted on TikTok that he had an affair with a 15-year-old boy. Kocsis stressed that in Fidesz’s view, child protection must be given legal guarantees “that filter out and exclude these phenomena.” Kocsis acknowledged that they are expecting fierce national and European debates regarding Fidesz’s new proposals.
“Stay away from our children because there will be trouble!” – Kocsis warned.
Source: 444.hu, telex.hu
Good. This is not “conflating”. These groups are demonstrably over-represented among pedophiles.