Hungarian Parliament Approves New Anti-LGBT Bill

The Associated Press reports:

Lawmakers in Hungary approved legislation Tuesday that prohibits sharing with minors any content portraying homosexuality or sex reassignment, something supporters said would help fight pedophilia but which human rights groups denounced as anti-LGBT discrimination.

Fidesz, the conservative ruling party of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, introduced the legislation, which is the latest effort to curtail the rights of gay men, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people in the European Union nation located in central Europe.

Hungary’s National Assembly approved the bill in a 157-1 vote. One independent lawmaker voted against it. All other opposition parties boycotted the voting session in protest. Human rights groups had denounced the measure strongly, saying it was wrong to conflate LGBT people with pedophilia.

Read the full article. Protests erupted in Hungary yesterday in advance of today’s vote. See the videos below. Orban’s party last appeared on JMG when one of its anti-LGBT leaders was busted attending a gay sex party in Brussels.