Originally published at: https://www.oann.com/hungarian-parliament-empowers-government-to-hold-referendum-on-lgbt-issues/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hungarian-parliament-empowers-government-to-hold-referendum-on-lgbt-issues

November 30, 2021

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary’s parliament passed a resolution on Tuesday that will empower the government to hold a referendum on LGBT issues, as Prime Minister Viktor Orban heads into a tough election race next year.

Earlier this year Orban, a nationalist who has been in power since 2010, proposed a referendum on ruling party legislation that limits schools’ teaching about homosexuality and transgender issues, stepping up a culture war with the European Union.

(Reporting by Krisztina Than; Editing by Alex Richardson)