News Brief: Hungarian Town’s Gay and Muslim Ban Deemed Unconstitutional

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News Brief Hungarian Town’s Gay and Muslim Ban Deemed Unconstitutional

News Brief Hungarian Town’s Gay and Muslim Ban Deemed Unconstitutional

News Brief:  Hungarian Town’s Gay and Muslim Ban Deemed Unconstitutional

A Hungarian village, which had banned supporting same-sex marriage, as well as building mosques and wearing headscarves, has been told that it cannot do so. 

Laszlo Toroczkai, the mayor of southern Hungarian border village Asotthalom, posted on Facebook last year about the proposals which were adopted by his council.  He wrote: “Instead of looking for a scapegoat, I offer an immediate solution, a defense against the forced mass resettlement [of migrants] by Brussels.”

Other than two abstentions, all of the board voted in favor of the proposed new rules. 

The Constitutional Court in Budapest has, however, since ruled that the policy violates human rights.  The court ruled that the policy planned to “limit directly the freedom of conscience and religion, as well as freedom of speech.”