France 24 is not responsible for the content of external websites. Hungary's parliament on Tuesday passed a law banning the "promotion" of homosexuality to minors in what critics have slammed as a crackdown on LGBTQ rights. The law is the latest in a series of measures under right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government it says are aimed at fighting paedophilia and protecting children. But critics claim the law -- which effectively bans educational programmes and publicity of LGBTQ groups -- would "severely restrict" freedom of expression and children's rights. More than 5, people rallied outside parliament on Monday against the legislation, which LGBTQ groups have compared to similar legislation in Russia.
Hungary passes law banning 'promotion' of homosexuality to minors
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Under Section A, men found guilty of homosexual acts in public or private can be jailed for up to two years. The failed attempt to repeal the law comes after an legal challenge brought by a gay couple was rejected by the Court of Appeal in Singapore is far from the only country that persecutes homosexuality. Here are the other nations around the world that still criminalise same-sex relations, according to the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association :. Start your trial subscription today ———————————————————————————————. Gay rights are constitutionally enshrined in most of South and North America.
LGBT rights by country or territory
Rights affecting lesbian , gay , bisexual , and transgender LGBT people vary greatly by country or jurisdiction — encompassing everything from the legal recognition of same-sex marriage to the death penalty for homosexuality. Notably, as of January [update] , 29 countries recognized same-sex marriage. By contrast, not counting non-state actors and extrajudicial killings, only one country is believed to impose the death penalty on consensual same-sex sexual acts: Iran. The death penalty is officially law but generally not practiced in Afghanistan , Brunei , Mauritania , Nigeria in the northern third of the country , Saudi Arabia , Somalia in the autonomous state of Jubaland and the United Arab Emirates. Sudan rescinded its unenforced death penalty for anal sex hetero- or homosexual in
Almost half of them are Commonwealth jurisdictions. Even in jurisdictions that do not explicitly criminalise women, lesbians and bisexual women have been subjected to arrest or threat of arrest. In many more countries transgender people are targeted by a range of laws that criminalise same-sex activity and vagrancy, hooliganism and public order offences.