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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Civil unions
    Censorship
    ✖ Other punishment
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition

Ranked #20 out of 27 countries surveyed. (Source: Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
(18%) Against
Support (66%)

Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt

Ranked #19 out of 27 countries surveyed. (Source: Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
(36%) Disagree
Agree (59%)

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #39 out of 79 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "On this list are various groups of people. Could you please mention any that you would not like to have as neighbors?"

(36.8%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (62.1%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #40 out of 79 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Please tell me for each of the following statements whether you think it can always be justified, never be justified, or something in between."

(54.3%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (19.7%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents

Ranked #40 out of 74 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Homosexual couples are as good parents as other couples"

(40.8%) Disagree
Agree (22.8%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)

Ranked #18 out of 34 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)

Question: "Should society accept homosexuality?"

(39%) No
Yes (49%)

Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)

Ranked #9 out of 28 countries surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)

Question: "For each of the following types of discrimination, could you please tell me whether, in your opinion, it is very widespread, fairly widespread, fairly rare or very rare in (OUR COUNTRY)? Discrimination on the basis of: Being transgender"

(34%) Widespread
Rare (42%)

Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)

Ranked #21 out of 28 countries surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)

Question: "To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?: There is nothing wrong in a sexual relationship between two persons of the same sex"

(53%) Disagree
Agree (41%)

Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)

Ranked #14 out of 28 countries surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)

Question: "For each of the following types of discrimination, could you please tell me whether, in your opinion, it is very widespread, fairly widespread, fairly rare or very rare in (OUR COUNTRY)? Discrimination on the basis of: Sexual orientation (being gay, lesbian, bisexual)"

(46%) Widespread
Rare (42%)

Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)

Ranked #28 out of 28 countries surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)

Question: "Do you think that transgender persons should be able to change their civil documents to match their inner gender identity?"

(72%) No
Yes (16%)

History

Homosexual activity in Hungary

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Homosexual activity in Hungary is legal.

Current status
Since Dec 31, 1978
Legal
Sources:
ec.europa.eu/anti-trafficki…jsessionid=gp2SS1xJyzy81GvqGpC2B23WX6fypPWSTy8Y8TPZvLc6BTsjGphW!-1752337833?nodePath=/National+Info+Pages/Hungary/5.+RESOURCES/5.1.+Legislation/Penal+Code+Act+IV+1978+Hungary_hu.pdf&fileName=Penal+Code+Act+IV+1978+Hungary_hu.pdf&fileType=pdf
Added by vviet93  ·  6 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex marriage in Hungary

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Same-sex marriage in Hungary is civil unions.

Current status
Since Jul 1, 2009
Civil unions
The institution of registered partnership is only available to same sex couples. The unregistered cohabitation (élettársi kapcsolat) of same-sex couples was recognised and placed on equal footing with the unregistered cohabitation of different-sex couples in 1996.
However, same-sex marriage is banned by the 2012 Constitution.
Added by dekoradum  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Jul 1, 2009–Sep 4, 2018
Other type of partnership
Civil unions are legal. Gay marriage pending. As well foreign marriage is recognized.
Added by Ausyk  ·  3 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Censorship of LGBT Issues in Hungary

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Hungary is other punishment.

Current status
Since Jun 2021
Other punishment
Hungary’s parliament has passed a law banning gay people from featuring in school educational materials or TV shows for under-18s, as Viktor Orbán’s ruling party intensified its campaign against LGBT rights.
Added by DuffdeNecker  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Right to change legal gender in Hungary

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Right to change legal gender in Hungary is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Hungary’s parliament this week passed a law making it impossible for transgender or intersex people to legally change their gender.
Added by DuffdeNecker  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Aug 14, 1982–Mar 23, 2021
Legal, but requires surgery
It is legal for individuals to change their legal gender without having to go through gender reassignment surgery.
Added by vviet93  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Aug 14, 1982–Sep 7, 2018
Legal, surgery not required
Under the revision of sex change law in 2018. Missing non binary options.
Added by Ausyk  ·  5 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Hungary

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Hungary is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
Hungary’s parliament this week passed a law making it impossible for transgender or (intersex) people to legally change their gender
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LGBT discrimination in Hungary

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LGBT discrimination in Hungary is illegal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1998
Illegal
There are several provision that bans discrimination against the basis of sexual orientations and gender identities. A court ruling has also stated that the general anti-discrimination law in the constitution extends its coverage to sexual orientation and gender identities as well.
Added by vviet93  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT employment discrimination in Hungary

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LGBT employment discrimination in Hungary is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1998
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Discrimination is illegal for both sexual orientation and gender identity
Added by vviet93  ·  3 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT housing discrimination in Hungary

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LGBT housing discrimination in Hungary is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1998
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Discrimination is illegal for both sexual orientation and gender identity
Added by vviet93  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex adoption in Hungary

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Same-sex adoption in Hungary is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Although same-sex couples cannot adopt jointly, adoption by individuals is illegal regardless of sexual orientation or partnership status. Stepchild adoption is only available for married (different-sex) couples.
Added by DuffdeNecker  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

May 1, 20102020
Married couples only
Any individual can apodt regardless of thair marital status but prefecence has to be given to married couples. Joint adoption is available only for them.
Second parent adoption is available for married and cohabiting couples - regardless of gender - but not for registered (same sex) partners.

Same sex cohabiting couples's joint adoption has to be authorized by the Guardianship Office.
Added by dekoradum  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Homosexuals serving openly in military in Hungary

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Hungary is legal.

Current status
Legal
No restrictions on service.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Blood donations by MSMs in Hungary

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Blood donations by MSMs in Hungary is legal.

Current status
Since 2020
Legal
Gay and bisexual men were allowed to donate blood following a 12-month deferral period. In 2020, this deferral period was scrapped, with individualised risk assessment introduced.
Added by DuffdeNecker  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Until 2020
Banned (1-year deferral)
Gay and bisexual men were allowed to donate blood following a 12-month deferral period.
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Conversion therapy in Hungary

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Conversion therapy in Hungary is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
No laws in place. Still attitude of homosexuality as a disease. Conversion therapy ban pending.
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Hungary

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Equal age of consent in Hungary is equal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2002
Equal
Added by dekoradum  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log