As Daily News Hungary already wrote, the new anti-paedophile law put the LGBTQ community at a disadvantage, as the law seems to censor every LGBTQ-related content and makes everyday life difficult for LGBTQ people. Most recently, the president of the Association of Hungarian Publishers and Distributors said that now, even the Bible could be sold according to the new law.
According to the new law, 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. There is a smaller book distribution network with 12 of its 15 stores falling into this category.
Katalin Gál, president of the Association of Hungarian Publishers and Distributors, directs her questions at lawmakers, requiring a definition of the terms used to describe homosexual content, such as what the “self-serving depiction of sexuality” or the depiction of homosexuality actually means, writes Telex. She said that implementing the regulation is completely incomprehensible. Then, the president of the Association of Hungarian Publishers and Distributors added that
In the case the law is very rigorously interpreted, even the Bible could be banned from being sold without covered packaging, separate from the rest of the books, because even the Bible contains parts about sexuality or homosexuality.
Meanwhile, Medián conducted research about the public opinion regarding homosexuality in Hungary, reports 444.hu.
The survey shows that the majority of Hungarians would not like it if the government decided what can be taught in schools at sexual education programmes, and they would support young people to hear about sexual minorities. Based on the representative research involving 1,000 people,
66 per cent say it is right for young people to hear about sexual minorities as part of the school curriculum, and 82 per cent say it should be decided when and how they hear about the subject according to the young person’s age and level of maturity.
The survey asked people about homosexual couples as well. It turns out that marriage equality is supported by 59 per cent, with 69 per cent thinking that same-sex couples can also be good parents.
Source: 444.hu, Telex