Hungary bans gay propaganda in schools

Hungary bans gay propaganda in schools

Hungary’s parliament has approved a law banning LGBT propaganda in schools, The Guardian reports.

The National Assembly of adopted the decision by 157 votes to one. According to the document, persons under the age of 18 are prohibited from displaying materials that encourage gender change or homosexuality. In addition, the document establishes a list of organizations that are allowed to conduct sex education classes, reports The Guardian.

According to the authors of the amendments, measures are taken to “protect the rights of children”. However, some opposition parties and activists in the country opposed the bill, calling it a violation of human rights.

“There is content that children at a certain age may misunderstand and which may have a detrimental effect on their development at a given age, or which children simply cannot digest, and which therefore may confuse their developing moral values or their image of themselves or the world,” a Hungarian government official said.

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