President János Áder has set the date for the government-initiated referendum on Hungary’s child protection law for April 3. Hungary’s parliament last November voted to hold a referendum concerning Hungary’s child protection law. The motion was passed by pro-government lawmakers and several independents, while the opposition boycotted the vote. The public will be asked the following questions in the plebiscite:
Do you support children in public schools participating in classes demonstrating sexual orientations without parental consent?
Do you support information about gender change treatments being given to children?
Do you support media content of a sexual nature and affecting the development of children being presented to them without any restrictions?
Do you support media content presenting gender change being presented to children?
In a statement released by his office, Áder said the deadlines set by the laws on electoral and referendum procedures, a referendum on the four questions and the general election could only be held simultaneously on April 3 or April 10. “In view of this, I have set the referendum on the four issues specified in Parliamentary Resolution 32/2021 of November 30 for April 3, 2022,” the president said.