Hungary divided over controversial LGBTQI+ law

Almost half, or 47%, of the voting age population supported the law, saying that sex education is the sole responsibility of parents and it is important to protect children from harmful influences. [Shutterstock/Raketir]

Hungarians are divided on the recent controversial LGBTQI+ law that prompted the European Commission to initiate legal action against Budapest, according to a survey by Medián, Telex reported via HVG.

Almost half, or 47%, of the voting age population supported the law, saying that sex education is the sole responsibility of parents and it is important to protect children from harmful influences. Another 42% opposed it, saying it restricts freedom of speech and discriminates against gay, lesbian and transgender people.

Two-thirds of pro-government voters support the law, while a quarter oppose it, compared with 29% for to 64% against among opposition supporters and 39% to 39% among undecided voters, Telex reported.

Meanwhile, the same survey showed most Hungarians would still prefer to stay in the EU, with 83% of the voting-age population wanting Hungary to remain a member of the bloc, and only 11% wanting it to leave.

(Vlagyiszlav Makszimov | EURACTIV.com with Telex)

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