President János Áder has set the date for the government-initiated referendum on Hungary’s child protection law for April 3 - the same day as Hungary's general election.
Hungary’s parliament last November voted to hold a referendum concerning Hungary’s child protection law. The motion was passed by pro-government lawmakers and several independents, while the opposition boycotted the vote. The public will be asked the following questions in the plebiscite:
- Do you support children in public schools participating in classes demonstrating sexual orientations without parental consent?
- Do you support information about gender change treatments being given to children?
- Do you support media content of a sexual nature and affecting the development of children being presented to them without any restrictions?
- Do you support media content presenting gender change being presented to children?
In a statement released by his office, President Áder said the deadlines set by the laws on electoral and referendum procedures, a referendum on the four questions and the general election could only be held simultaneously on April 3 or April 10. “In view of this, I have set the referendum on the four issues specified in Parliamentary Resolution 32/2021 of November 30 for April 3, 2022,” the president said.
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