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Debate continues on the ban on ’gay promotion’ among minors

June 18th, 2021

The two sides trade sharp accusations about the bill enacted by Parliament on Tuesday, which bans the ‘promotion or wanton representation’ of pornography, paedophilia, same-sex and transgender life among children under 18.

On Magyar Hang online, Dávid Lakner agrees with a historian who sees the ban on ‘gay representation’ for minors as akin to anti-Semitic legislation in Hungary from 1938. In both cases, they assert, the authorities have restricted the rights of a ‘genetically determined’ group. Meanwhile, Lakner hopes that the law will backfire, as according to a fresh IPSOS poll, 59 percent of Hungarians support equal rights for gays.

Magyar Nemzet’s Ottó Gajdics argues, on the other hand, that while adults may well choose the identities and lifestyles they wish, the upbringing of children should be firmly under parental control. Those who cannot accept that, he concludes, may rightly be suspected of ‘political paedophilia’, that is, of intending to use children for political purposes.

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