Hungarian parliament rejects motion on same-sex marriage
Parliament's human rights committee on Tuesday did not approve for debate a Free Democrat bill allowing same-sex marriage.
Free Democrats Péter Gusztos, Klára Sándor, as well as several organisations representing gays and lesbians, said it is unconstitutional and discriminatory that the state discriminates against gays.
A member of an advocacy group compared existing laws to Hungary’s anti-Jewish laws of the late 1930s.
Those opposed to the bill point to a Constitutional Court ruling a few months ago that the institution of marriage means a bond between a man and a woman.
The Socialists say society is not yet ready for such a step.
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