PM Orban: Government launches referendum on child protection
The Hungarian prime minister has announced on social media that the government will hold a five-question referendum on child protection.
“Brussels has clearly launched an attack against Hungary in the past weeks over the child protection act,” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in a video uploaded to his social media account. He added that Brussels demanded amending the education act and the child protection rules. “They take offence that what’s become a norm in Western Europe is not possible in our country. There, activists visit kindergartens and schools and conduct sexual education classes,” the PM remarked.
“They want this in our country too,” the Hungarian prime minister said, adding that bureaucrats in Brussels are threatening Hungary and initiating infringement procedures, that is, abusing their power. “The future of our children is at stake, so we must stand our ground in this issue. With the pressure on Hungary being this strong, only the common will of the people can protect the country, so the government has decided to initiate a referendum with five questions,” Viktor Orban underlined.
The referendum will include the following five questions:
Do you support the holding of presentations in public education institutions to introduce minors to topics on sexual orientation without the authorization of their parents?
Do you support the promotion of gender reassignment treatments for minors?
Do you support gender reassignment treatments being made available to minors?
Do you support minors being shown, without any restriction, media content of a sexual nature that is capable of influencing their development?
Do you support minors being shown media content that demonstrates gender reassignment?
“I am asking you to say no to these questions together, as five years ago we said no when Brussels wanted to force immigrants on Hungary. Then a referendum and the common will of the people stopped Brussels. We have succeeded once, and together we will succeed again,” Mr Orban concluded.