Hungary Viktor Orban calls referendum on controversial LGBTQ law

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban says that a referendum will be held to gauge domestic support for a controversial LGBTQ law, after the European Commission launched legal action against Budapest over the measure. Orban says Brussels "abuse their power" in a video posted on his Facebook page. The legislation includes a ban on the "depiction or promotion" of homosexuality and gender reassignment to under-18s. It has been billed by Budapest as a way to protect children, but opponents argue that it conflates paedophilia with homosexuality and stigmatises the LGBTQ community.

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