Katalin Novak, the President of Hungary, utilized her speech at the UN General Assembly to criticize what she perceives as “anti-family” values. She expressed the view that demographic decline is a greater threat to humanity than global warming and emphasized the importance of procreation. Novak insisted that the right to raise children belongs to parents, not the state or other organizations, and called for pro-family forces to defend their values, especially against what she sees as an “anti-family” and “anti-child” ideological offensive. Hungary already has a poor reputation regarding LGBTQ+ rights, having ended legal recognition of transgender people and banned discussion of LGBTQ+ themes in schools and media. Although Novak had previously blocked a law allowing the reporting of same-sex families to local authorities, her recent “anti-family” statements reflect an ongoing tension between conservative values and LGBTQ+ rights in Hungary. read the full article here.