The more important news is that Hungary’s proposed anti-LGBTQ referendum failed to go forward in yesterday’s national election.
Hungary’s referendum on a law concerning LGBTQ issues especially concerning minors – criticized as homophobic both within and outside the country – has failed to reach a minimum quorum of 50 percent of valid votes, the National Election Office said Monday.
Only 44 percent of the votes cast Sunday were found to be valid, rendering the process null. Besides the valid votes, another 20 percent were not counted because over incorrect markings or protest messages, as demanded by LGBT rights organizations and the opposition.
The referendum sought popular endorsement of a law that was initially introduced to fight child abuse. However, the ruling Fidesz party led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, added to it sections on pedophilia and a ban on talking to minors about homosexuality and sex change.
The news above has apparently not reached DeSantis’s spokesperson Christina Pushaw, who was recently hailed as a “gay icon” in a column published by the Log Cabin Republicans. Last month Pushaw participated in an online pro-Don’t Say Gay forum orchestrated by convicted homocon rioter Brandon Straka.
Love the referendum idea. Wish the USA could do something similar
— Christina Pushaw 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) April 4, 2022
Here is Ron DeSantis’ unhinged spokesperson advocating that the United States replicate an anti-LGBTQ referendum proposed by Hungary’s authoritarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. https://t.co/rIUKDRAodP
— Thomas Kennedy (@tomaskenn) April 4, 2022