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

Friday, 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. READ MORE

Dispute over gender and women’s rights

Monday, May 17th, 2021

A left-liberal weekly accuses Prime Minister Orbán of waging a war against gender equality. A conservative commentator, on the other hand, accuses liberal feminists of waging an ideological fight against traditional family values in the name of gender equality, while tolerating the exploitation of women. READ MORE

Diplomatic row between Hungary and Germany over the sacking of a coach

Monday, April 12th, 2021

he German Foreign Ministry has rejected Hungarian protests against the sacking of a Hungarian football coach in Berlin. Commentators’ opinions diverge on the rights and wrongs, but even opposition leaning columnists tend to believe that firing the coach was a disproportionate punishment. READ MORE

Hungarian goalkeeper in storm over ‘rainbow families’

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Pro-government authors criticise the goalkeeper of the national football team who publicly opposed the recent amendment to the Fundamental Law which defines the family as based on marriage and the parent-child relationship. READ MORE

A liberal on book shredding

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

A liberal pundit warns that far-right policies should be confronted on their substance rather than on formalities. READ MORE

Row over gay fairy tales

Friday, October 9th, 2020

A left-wing columnist accuses the Prime Minister of connivance with far-right radicals who promote anti-gay propaganda. A pro-government analyst thinks that what begins as an appeal for LGBTQ rights ends up as dictatorial intolerance. READ MORE

Pride week rainbow flags stripped from city council buildings

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

As police launch a criminal procedure against a far-right former MP who stripped off the LGBT rainbow flag from two district council buildings,  a conservative critic of the government doubts whether exhibiting the flag was a wise move on the part of opposition city leaders. READ MORE

Debates on family before Pride Parade

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Commenting on an exchange of messages between a liberal MP and a State Secretary, a left-wing columnist accuses the government side of intolerance towards same-sex couples, while conservative commentators consider the traditional family as vital for society. READ MORE

Another Budapest Pride march without atrocities

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

A left-wing blogger thanks the police for securing the annual Budapest Pride walk. A pro-government columnist accuses left-wing NGOs of organizing the demonstration as an act of  politically motivated fear-mongering. READ MORE