US News Lead 1-EU will take action against Hungary after the vote of an anti-LGBTQIA
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.
EU-democracy text / Hungary-Leyen (Lead 1, Photo, TV): Lead 1-EU will take action against Hungary after the vote of an anti-LGBTQIA
text (adds Orban reaction at the end of the dispatch)
by Sabine Siebold
23 June (Reuters) - the European Union (EU) will take action against Hungary After the adoption by Budapest of a bill against LGBTQIA (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queers, intersex and asexual), said Wednesday the president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.
The Hungarian Parliament approved last week a text that prohibits "the representation and promotion of gender identities different from sex at birth, sex change and homosexuality" with people under 18 years of age.
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This text, strongly criticized by human rights associations and opposition parties in Hungary, constitutes a violation of the fundamental values of the EU for Ursula von der Leyen.
"The Hungarian bill is a shame," she told the press in Brussels. She added that the European Union would not compromise on principles such as human dignity, equality and respect for human rights.
"I asked my commissioners responsible for writing to the Hungarian authorities to express our legal concerns before the entry into force of the bill," she said.
"I firmly believe in a European Union where you are free to love who you want. And I believe in a European Union that embraces diversity, it is the foundation of our values," she said.
"I will therefore use all the powers of the Commission to ensure that the rights of all EU citizens are respected, who you are and wherever you lived," she promised.
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The Hungarian President János Áder, former MP and member of Fidesz, the ruling party, must sign this bill soon so that it comes into force.
Tuesday, thirteen block Member States, including Germany and France, denounced this text, the qualifying "grotesque"
upstream of the election of next year, Prime Minister Viktor Orban is moreover In addition radical on major societies, saying to fight a fight to protect the traditional Christian values of the excesses of Western liberalism.
Viktor Orban rejected Ursula von Der Leyen's remarks, qualifying "shameful" and erroneously based on "shameful".
He reiterated the position of Budapest that the new law "protects the rights of children, guarantees the rights of parents and does not apply to the rights to the sexual orientation of those aged 18 and over, so it does not Contains no discriminatory element ". (Report of Sabine Siebold and Caroline Copley in Berlin, Francesco Guarascio and Marine Strauss in Brussels; French version Claude CHEndJOU, edited by Jean-Michel Bélot and Jean Terzian)
Hungary must not be afraid of censorship for the time being .
Brussels. A law on "advertising" ban on trans and homosexuality in Hungary has provided a lot of swirls over the past few weeks. However, the government of Orbans does not have to fear funds by the EU - but an ECJ complaint. © Christoph Seder A rainbow banner blows in addition to the EU flag at the representation of the European Commission in Berlin.