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RTL Klub to Fight Media Council Decision Over Banning LGBTQ “Rainbow Families” Ad

picture from Rainbow Families PSA

The National Media and Communications Authority’s Media Council ruled the earlier in the week that a PSA produced by the Background Society showing same-sex “rainbow families” ran afoul of the law. The media board, composed exclusively of members from the ruling Fidesz party, found that RTL Klub aired “Family is Family” at an inappropriate time on 11 occasions in December 2020.

In the Media Council’s opinion:

Because it is hard for children to interpret reconciling child raising as done by the same-sex couples in the advertisement together with [the concept of] family, these may only be broadcast between 9:00pm and 5:00am, while the channel showed them between the times of 6:00am and 8:00pm.

In response to the ruling, RTL stated:

RTL Hungary does not agree with the decision and reasoning of the Media Council, and will challenge the decision in court.


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