I got asked a few times recently about the anti-gay law that has been passed in Budapest. For those not aware, it was an anti-pedophilia bill that got, at the last moment, extended with a good chunk of homophobic articles. Below is my personal opinion on this:
Things are both good and bad. This latest thing is just usual cynical political maneuvering by our governing party which wants to present the liberal opposition as anti-family and pro-pedophilia. The majority of Hungarians are not homophobic, although it does exist and with enough state propaganda it can be stoked.
If you are interested in an English-language analysis written by a professional journalist and published in one of the few remaining opposition news sites, click this link: