Masked homophobia is always homophobia, maybe the worst type.
As reported in this article, the parliament in Hungary agreed to give full powers to Viktor Orbán (far-right-party) and granted him the rile to rule by decree with no need to consult other legislator.
Orbán’s deputy prime minister – Mr. Zslot Semjén – proposed a new bill that – if voted – would have replaced “gender” with “sex at birth” on any legal documents issued in Hungary.
But finally, EU MEPs have decided this was completely illegal and told off Hungarian Parliament calling this attempt an “intentional abuse” of power.
“This attack on the trans community is outrageous and deliberate… This move does not only intentionally silence the trans community – it seeks to erase it and deny its existence” – Marc Angel, MEP and co-president of the LGBTI Intergroup in the European Parliament, said.
He also pointed out that Hungarian PM and his party have been seriously attacking the LGBT+ community lately and added: “legal gender recognition procedures have been intentionally stalled since 2016”
Also Terry Reintke MEP, and co-president of the LGBTI Intergroup in the European Parliament, commented this vile attempt: “Fidezs’s latest move is shocking, yet not surprising. The LGBTI community has been continuously exposed to attacks and civil society has been systematically silenced. Rule of law in Hungary has been under threat and this move crystallises yet another abuse of power, this time under the pretext of COVID-19 emergency measures… Legal gender recognition is the baseline for protection of trans persons in Hungary. Without access to it, they are widely exposed to discrimination and harassment. This move is nothing short of intentional abuse. The European community must ensure that it does not go unpunished.”
Some dates to remember.
- In 2015 Orbán and his party blocked an agreement to prevent LGBT+ discrimination in their country;
- In 2017 he held an event where he hosted a strongly homophobic group in the capital city of Hungary;
- In 2018 he denied the right to trans people to change their name on their documents and this took the trans community of this country to continue their existence with an incorrect name and gender on their documents.
- In 2019 Hungarian Parliament decided that their country would have no longer take part to Eurovision Song Contest because it was too gay;
- Always in 2019 Hungary went through a very bad series of homophobic and racist attacks.
European Union must stand unite against this new form of racist totalitarianism.