Hungary approves bill to ban gender recognition.

There’s no limit to homophobia in Hungary.

The LGBT+ community of Hungary is facing new and dangerous challenges after the approval of a bill to ban legal gender recognition. This is putting the Trans community in physical and psychological danger.

Basically today, a government-backed bill to replace the terms ‘gender’ with ‘birth sex’ on all legal documents issued in the country, was legally approved and effectively  prevents any form of legal recognition for transgender people in the EU state – it passed by 133 votes to 57.

The bill has been condemned by LGBT+ organisations across Hungary as well as the Hungarian Psychological Association.

Hungarian LGBT+ rights organisation Háttér Society called on Hungarian president to prevent the bill from being signed into law, they added: “We will not give up fighting this law. We call on the President of the Republic, Jándor Áder to not sign the law, but send it for a review to the Constitutional Court”.

This came just a few weeks after Orbán was given full powers to legislate in his country.

Krisztina Tamás-Sáróy, Amnesty International’s Europe Researcher, said: “This decision pushes Hungary back towards the dark ages and tramples the rights of transgender and intersex people. It will not only expose them to further discrimination but will also deepen an already intolerant and hostile environment faced by the LGBTI community. It is critical for Hungary’s Commissioner for Fundamental Rights to act urgently and request that the Constitutional Court review and swiftly annuls the appalling provisions of this law. Everyone’s gender identity should be legally recognised and everyone must be allowed to change their legal name and gender markers on all official documents.”

The attack to transgenders’ rights, as well as all attacks to the LGBT+ community come after a long series of anti-LGBT+ behaviours that have ashamed the whole country, taking also the UN to admonish Hungarian government and to rectify their way.

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