Hungary approves referendum on limiting LGBTQ representation in education
02 December 2021 | 8:13 am
Prime Minister Viktor Orban wants to limit teaching about homosexuality and transgender topics in schools. Hungarians will get the chance to vote on the issue, perhaps on the same day as next year's national election.
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