Hungary rights groups urge invalid votes to defeat Orban’s LGBTQ referendum.

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03/28/2022

Hungarian human rights groups are urging voters to spoil their ballots to defeat a government referendum on LGBTQ issues taking place alongside a national election on Sunday, saying its approval would strengthen prejudice against the LGBTQ community. Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a nationalist facing a tough battle to be re-elected for a fourth consecutive term, has proposed a referendum on ruling party legislation that limits schools’ teaching about homosexuality and transgender issues. The referendum is seen as a riposte to the European Commission, which launched legal action against Budapest over the law – passed last year – that bans the use of materials seen as promoting homosexuality and gender change at schools, ostensibly as a measure to prevent child abuse. Brussels said it was discriminatory and contravened European values of tolerance and individual freedom.

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