Cabinet Chief Antal Rogán said the government firmly rejects any LGBTQ propaganda aimed at children and will conduct “a robust campaign” for the national referendum to be held on the issue next year.
“The government’s position is clear: everyone should participate in the referendum on the child protection law and answer ‘no’ to all four questions,” he said during his annual hearing in parliament’s justice committee. The government does not want to interfere in anyone’s life, as making decisions on sexual identity is a private issue for all adults. But it “most resolutely rejects” LGBTQ propaganda targeted at children, the cabinet chief said.
Rogán said the estimated cost of the referendum was HUF 5 billion (EUR 13.6m) if it were held simultaneously with the general election next spring (HUF 12 billion if it were held separately). “All reasonable arguments are in favour of a simultaneous vote, but the government is prepared for both eventualities and would provide the required funds to the National Election Office in either case,” he said. The final date of the referendum will be set by President János Áder, he said.
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