Viktor Orbán announces referendum on anti-LGBT law

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has pushed through controversial laws designed to restrict what he calls ‘homosexual propaganda’ in a move supporters say will protect family values.

Mr Orbán’s new law and a referendum designed to confirm it have put him at odds with the European Union.

Mr Orbán is facing a parliamentary election next year and while some believe the move will stunt his election prospects the Prime Minister claims he is at his best when fighting an enemy.

First he targeted migrants, then the Roma, and now he seems to have chosen the LGBTQ+ community as his latest ‘bogeymen’.

It is believed Mr Orbán thinks the more criticism he gets from the EU, the more support he will receive from Hungarian voters.

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