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Encyclopedia > LGBT rights in Hungary

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Declaration of Montreal Martina Navrátilová and Mark Tewksbury read the Declaration of Montreal at the opening ceremonies of the World Outgames. ...


Same-sex relationships Same-sex union can refer to: same-sex marriage -- the civil or religious rites of marriage that make it equivalent to opposite-sex marriages in all aspects. ...


Marriage · Adoption   CA, CT, MD, NY, NJ, OR, RI, VT, WA See also Civil union Registered partnership Domestic partnership Timeline of same-sex marriage Listings by country This box:      Same-sex marriage is a term for a governmentally, socially, or religiously recognized marriage in which two people of the same sex live... LGBT adoption refers to the adoption of children by lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered people. ...


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Violence John Atherton, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, was hanged for sodomy under a law that he had helped to institute. ...


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Law against homosexuality

The first Hungarian penal code (1878) has punished homosexuality between men ("perverse fornication"). Homosexual activity above the age of 20 was decriminalized in 1961, then above the age of 18 in 1978 by the new penal code. The age of consent (14) has been equal for both heterosexual and homosexual activity since 2002 by the Constitutional Court decision. Homosexuals are not banned from military service. While the phrase age of consent typically does not appear in legal statutes,[1] when used with reference to criminal law the age of consent is the minimum age at which a person is considered to be capable of legally giving informed consent to any contract or behaviour regulated by...


Protection based on sexual orientation in law

In 2000, the Constitutional Court recognized that the Constitutional ban on discrimination based on 'other status' covers sexual orientation as well. There exists an anti-discrimination law in the Act on Public Health since 1997. The 2003 Act on Equal Treatment and the Promotion of Equal Opportunities forbids discrimination based on (among others) sexual orientation and sexual identity in the field of employment, education, housing, health, and access to goods and services. Sexual orientation refers to the direction of an individuals sexuality, normally conceived of as falling into several significant categories based around the sex or gender that the individual finds attractive. ...


Recognition of same-sex couples

Hungary is the first ex-communist country and fifth in the world to legalize the same-sex partnerships.   CA, CT, MD, NY, NJ, OR, RI, VT, WA See also Civil union Registered partnership Domestic partnership Timeline of same-sex marriage Listings by country This box:      Same-sex marriage is a term for a governmentally, socially, or religiously recognized marriage in which two people of the same sex live...


Unregistered Cohabitation has been recognised since 1996. It applies to any couple living together in an economic and sexual relationship (common-law marriage), including same-sex couples. No official registration is required. The law gives some specified rights and benefits to two persons living together. These rights and benefits are not automatically given - they must be applied for to the social department of the local government in each case. An amendment was made to the Civil Code: "Partners - if not stipulated otherwise by law - are two people living in an emotional and economic community in the same household without being married." Inheritance and widow-pension is possible.


The Hungarian government (MSZP-SZDSZ) is considering introducing facultative registration of partnerships as part of the new Civil Code. In the current state of the bill the registration would not legally create the partnership (it automatically dissolves if the parties separate), but would only make easier to prove the existence of factual cohabitation. No benefits beyond the ones available for unregistered couples (except in the case of inheritance) would be available. The bill is still in the phase of drafting, it is expected to be introduced in Parliament at the end of 2007. Hungarian liberals SZDSZ are undecided weather to support full civil marriage or only registered partnership. Adoption by individuals is legal regardless of sexual orientation, same sex couples cannot jointly adopt, or adopt their partner's biological child. According to the polls[citation needed], 60% of the Hungarians support the full same-sex marriage, and 50% support the jointly adoption[this source's reliability may need verification]. Katalin Lévai former Minister for Equality, now MEP for MSZP advocates the full same-sex marriage. The Hungarian Socialist Party (Hungarian: Magyar Szocialista Párt) is a socialist party in Hungary. ... Party logo The Alliance of Free Democrats (Hungarian: Szabad Demokraták Szövetsége, or SZDSZ) is a liberal party in Hungary, led by Gábor Kuncze. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... Party logo The Alliance of Free Democrats (Hungarian: Szabad Demokraták Szövetsége, or SZDSZ) is a liberal party in Hungary, led by Gábor Kuncze. ... Katalin Lévai (born May 22, 1954 in Budapest) is a Hungarian politician and Member of the European Parliament for the Hungarian Socialist Party, part of the Party of European Socialists. ... The Hungarian Socialist Party (Hungarian: Magyar Szocialista Párt) is a socialist party in Hungary. ...   CA, CT, MD, NY, NJ, OR, RI, VT, WA See also Civil union Registered partnership Domestic partnership Timeline of same-sex marriage Listings by country This box:      Same-sex marriage is a term for a governmentally, socially, or religiously recognized marriage in which two people of the same sex live...


Gay life in the country

Hungary is one of the most liberal European societies[citation needed]. There is an active gay scene in Budapest, and in the rest of the country. Hungary is the host country of the upcoming Mr Gay Europe contest and the Olympic Games for Transgender in 2007. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Budapest's Gay Pride is one of the biggest in Europe[citation needed], and was also the first such event in the ex-communist bloc. Budapest Gay Days lasts at least a week in every summer with film festivals, pride, parties across the city. Budapest Gay Days Festival is often opened by the liberal mayor of Budapest or by the Minister for Equality.


However, a Eurobarometer survey published on December 2006 showed that only 18% of Hungarians surveyed support same-sex marriage and 13% recognize same-sex couple's right to adopt (quite below the EU-wide average of 44% and 33%!). [1] Eurobarometer is a survey performed by Public Opinion Analysis sector of the European Commission since 1973. ...


See also

Mások (Others) is the name of Hungarys leading LGBT magazine, a social, cultural and human rights monthly, published since April 1991 (so its over its 150th issue). ... Here is a list of gay-rights organizations around the world. ... Unregistered Cohabitation 1996. ...

External links

  • Social visibility and acceptance of LGBT people in Hungary

 
 

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