Tag Archives: Hungary

HUNGARY: Leader Of Far-Right Fascist Party Outed As Secretly Jewish

This scenario sounds all-too familiar, doesn’t it? As a rising star in Hungary’s far-right Jobbik Party, Csanad Szegedi was notorious for his incendiary comments on Jews: He accused them of “buying up” the country, railed about the “Jewishness” of the political elite and claimed Jews were desecrating national symbols. Then came a revelation that knocked him off his perch as …

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HUNGARY: Gay Marriage Ban In Effect

Hungary’s new national constitution and its ban on same-sex marriage is now in effect. The document specifically restricts marriage to straight couples and appears to ban abortion by saying that foetuses will be protected from conception onwards. It does not protect citizens from discrimination on the grounds of age or sexual orientation, and Amnesty International said last year it would …

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Hungary Bans Gay Marriage

Back in December we learned that Hungary had approved a draft version of a new constitution that outlaws same-sex marriage. Today lawmakers there officially adopted that constitution. The 2009 law granting same-sex couples some rights after registering their partnerships remains in effect. International Viewpoint predicts that the EU will do little about Hungary’s newly official ban. The European commission scarcely …

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Eurovision 2011: Hungary’s Kati Wolf

Finally. This is what I’m talking about it.

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Hungary Bans Gay Marriage

Hungary has adopted a new constitution which stipulates that marriage is for heterosexuals only. Human life will be protected from conception and marriage will be defined as heterosexual co-existence in the new Constitution, according to the specimen The Principles of Regulating the Constitution of Hungary. Hungary would continue to be a republic and a democracy governed by the rule of …

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HUNGARY: “Heterosexual Pride” Parade Marches Through Budapest

Calling it a “heterosexual pride parade,” about 100 skinheads and their supporters marched through Budapest this weekend to highlight their demand that the local government deny homosexuals the right to use the city’s public spaces. The participants addressed a petition to two MPs of the radical nationalist Jobbik party, Dora Duro and Elod Novak, who attended the march, which asks …

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Installed By The Machine, Part 2

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Budapest Pride Incident-Free Under Heavy Protection From Hungarian Riot Police

Last year Budapest Pride was marred by violence and arrests as neo-Nazis pelted marchers with stones and eggs and threw fire bombs at police. Yesterday’s parade went off much better, as riot police were fully prepared and did not allow the hundreds of anti-gay protesters anywhere near the parade route. Rowdy protestors did their best to interrupt a gay pride …

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Whoopi Goldberg Sends A Message To Hungarian Gays

Whoopi Goldberg sends a message to the people of Hungary, saluting all the gay Pride marchers and urging the government and citizens to behave respectfully and peacefully towards the participants. Just fantastic! And today the Budapest police gave their official permission for the parade. Budapest police officially announced on Monday that they were registering this coming Saturday’s Gay Pride parade, …

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Hungary Tries Again On Domestic Partners

Months after a court struck down a domestic partners act because it was too similar to marriage, which their constitution holds is only for a man and a woman, the Hungarian government is trying again. The Hungarian Government has approved a new bill on registered partnerships. It replaces a previous law on registered partnership that was struck down by the …

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Hungarian Court: Gay Bashing Is Freedom Of Speech

Outrageous: Four of more than a dozen people arrested for throwing eggs at a gay pride march in Budapest on Saturday received minor fines on Wednesday, while charges against three others were dismissed and charges against the others were dropped. Those fined were convicted only because they refused to obey a police order to disperse. In delivering the verdicts in …

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EU: Gays Not Safe In Hungary

Although local Pride organizers praised the Budapest police for their handling of last weekend’s violent anti-gay demonstration, the European Parliament is condemning the Hungarian government for not adequately ensuring the safety of LGBT citizens. The European Parliament’s Intergroup on Gay and Lesbian Rights has accused the Hungarian government of being unable to guarantee the safety of their citizens and visitors …

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Violence, Arrests At Budapest Pride

Neo-Nazis disrupted the Budapest Pride parade this weekend, pelting marchers with stones and eggs and hurling fire bombs at police. Police were forced to use water cannons and tear gas to disperse the protesters. Right-wing extremists hurled stones and eggs at a Gay Pride procession in the Hungarian capital on Saturday before clashing with police called in to protect the …

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Sauna Bombed In Budapest

Hungarian nationalists fire-bombed a Budapest bathhouse yesterday as that city readied for this weekend’s gay pride events. A gay establishment in the Hungarian capital has been targeted, the second attack in a week. Four petrol bombs were thrown into sauna called Magnum in the early hours of yesterday morning. One man was slightly injured by fumes. The bombers had called …

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Gay-Bashing Pic Wins 2007
World Press Photo Award

A photo of Hungarian gay-bashing victims has won second place in the World Press Photo Of The Year 2007 Awards. The couple was photographed in Budapest by Zsolt Szigetváry as they awaited medical attention. First prize went to a photo of an American serviceman resting in his bunker in Afghanistan. Here’s a gallery of other winners. (Via – Jockohomo.)

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