US News: Hungary: 13 EU "worried" countries for LGBT rights call on the Commission to act

manifestation in Hungary against a law prohibiting the representation of homosexuality

 manifestation in Hungary against a law prohibiting the representation of homosexuality © Gergely Bessenyei / AFP protesters gather near Parliament in Budapest on June 14, 2021, during a demonstration against the law of the Hungarian Government. To prohibit the "promotion" of homosexuality and sex change, which will be discussed by the Hungarian MPs Tuesday. More than 5,000 Hungarians demonstrated Monday in Budapest against a law that should be approved by Parliament Tuesday and which will prohibit the "representation" of homosexuality and transsexuality in the public space.

This appeal comes after the adoption of a Hungarian law last week prohibiting the "promotion" of homosexuality with minors

La loi hongroise interdisant la promotion de l'homosexualité auprès des mineurs a été condamnée par des pays membres de l'UE. © Czarek Sokolowski / AP / SIPA The Hungarian law prohibiting the promotion of homosexuality with minors has been sentenced by EU member countries. discrimination - This call comes after the adoption of a Hungarian law last week prohibiting the "promotion" of homosexuality with minors

since on Tuesday, the Hungary is under the fire of the criticism of the country. European Union After adoption in Budapest of an Legislation Prohibiting the "Promotion" of homosexuality with minors. The declaration was signed by the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, as well as the three Baltic countries. "We urge the European Commission, as a guardian of the Treaties, to use all the tools at its disposal to guarantee full respect for European law, including by seizing the EU Court of Justice" to enforce European law in the face of this Hungarian law against LGBT people, they indicated.

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The declaration, on the initiative of Belgium, was signed by the Member States at a meeting of the Ministers of European Affairs in Luxembourg. "We express our profound concern about the adoption by the Hungarian Parliament of discriminatory amendments, with respect to persons LGBTQI and violating the right to freedom of expression under the pretext of protecting children," write -they.

The Hungarian law "clearly violates the values ​​of the EU"

France has, by the voice of its Secretary of State for the European affairs Clement Beaune, "regretted" the refusal of UEFA, organizing authority of the euro Football, to allow the illumination of the Munich stadium with the LGBT community of the LGBT community for the match Germany-Hungary Wednesday. He also denounced a law that "assimilates" homosexuality "to a form of threat or propaganda". This law is "unworthy of Europe", has castigated the Luxembourg Minister for Foreign and European Affairs Jean Asselborn. "People have the right to live as they want, we are no longer in the Middle Ages," he added.

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The Hungarian law "clearly violates the values ​​of the EU," honored the German Delegate Minister for European Affairs Michael Roth, stating that his country joined the Benelux initiative. Paris also supports this statement, have the diplomatic source been learned. Same for Ireland, including the Minister of European Affairs of this country Thomas Byrne, "said" very concern "by the adoption of legislation which constitutes a" very dangerous moment for Hungary as well as for the Union "

Trigger offense procedures

This law adopted on 15 June states that "pornography and contents that represent sexuality or promote the deviation of gender identity, change of sex and homosexuality should not be accessible. at the age of 18 ". The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, had expressed his concern last week, adding that the European Executive was examining whether this law "violates European legislation". The Commission has the power to trigger offense procedures for violation of European law against a country, which can lead to a referral to the EU Court of Justice.

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Charges rejected Tuesday in Luxembourg by the Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, who denounced "Fake News" and claimed that this law "was directed against any community in Hungary (but) only against pedophiles". "This law does not say anything about the sexual orientation of adults. It only says that as long as children are under 18, their sex education is exclusively about their parents, it's all, "he said, adding that this law represented" a national competence that should not be questioning ".

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Rights LGBT in Hungary: The European Commission once again warns Budapest .
the EU does not want only a law it judges against European values ​​coming into force in Hungary © Bela Szandelszky / AP / SIPA a demonstration LGBT before the Hungarian Parliament, in Budapest on 14 June 2021. Discrimination - the EU does not want a law it judges against European values ​​coming into force in Hungary The Hungary is once again under the fire of the criticisms of its European partners.

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