Hungarian Politicos Debating Gay Rights

There may soon be some happy happy homos in Hungary. The government’s currently debating the next step for gay rights legislation. Left-leaning politicos are reportedly holding talks on how to bring gay citizens into the cultural and social fray. Right-wing leaders, however, are vowing to oppose any measure, which comes after last week’s Parliamentary committee voted not to hear the marriage matter. 365Gay delves deep:

Hungary’s left-of-center coalition government is reportedly considering legislation that would give limited rights to same-sex couples.

[Free Democratic Party] member Peter Gusztos said denying property and inheritance rights to same-sex couples was discriminatory. A member of a Budapest LGBT rights group compared laws limiting rights to opposite-sex married couples to the country’s anti-Jewish laws of the latek 1930s.

The majority Socialist Party said that society is not yet ready for such a step and pointed to a recent court ruling that upheld the current law.

What prompted the change in attitude by the government is not known, but the country has been prodded by the European Union to recognize gay and lesbian relationships.

And when the EU prods, small, post-socialist states listen. They don’t always do the right thing, but they listen…

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