Máté Kocsis, the parliamentary group leader of ruling Fidesz, said that with Brussels and organizations linked to US financier George Soros "attacking" Hungary over its child protection law, it is only right that voters have the final say in the debate.
Speaking to Kossuth Radio in connection with Hungary’s April 3 referendum on child protection, Kocsis said children needed to be shielded from the “propaganda” on sexual orientations they were being subjected to in storybooks, commercials and the internet. It is parents who have the exclusive right to decide on the sex education of their children, he said. Kocsis said Hungary had been under pressure from the international media and under attack “by NGOs linked to Soros and pseudo-civil groups” since it passed its anti-paedophile and child protection law last summer. “Let’s let the people decide; that’s the right way to do it,” he said.
Meanwhile, he said the criticisms levelled against the law by Péter Márki-Zay, the opposition’s joint candidate for prime minister, were “baffling”. “Every mother and father was outraged when Péter Márki-Zay questioned the assertion that the father is a man and the mother a woman,” he said. Márki-Zay, he added, should wait for the outcome of the referendum “instead of insulting those who think differently”.
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