Activists urge Hungarian president to veto new constitution

BTL Staff
By | 2018-01-16T04:11:37-04:00 April 28th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Hungary’s Parliament approved a new constitution April 18 that defines marriage as between a man and a woman, and omits sexual orientation from an anti-discrimination provision’s list of protected traits.
The Hungarian LGBT Alliance called on President Pal Schmitt “not to sign the new Constitution into law, and to give a new opportunity to the Parliament to adopt a truly modern, European constitution … instead of a political pamphlet motivated by homophobic prejudices.”
The board co-chair of the European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, Martin K.I. Christensen, called on European Union institutions “to interfere with what appears to be a conscious move against principles of equality and nondiscrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation enshrined in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and the EU freedom of movement directive.”

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