Hungary not notified of new EU procedure over LGBT rights - PM's chief of staff

by Reuters
Thursday, 15 July 2021 09:29 GMT

The rainbow Pride flag hangs on the Budapest's mayor's office as the city celebrates the Pride month with a series of events in Budapest, Hungary, August 17, 2020. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

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The EU are currently undertaking legal action against Hungary's anti-LGBT rights laws

BUDAPEST, July 15 (Reuters) - Hungary has not been notified of the start of a European Union infringement procedure over its recently passed child protection law, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said on Thursday.

Hungary has come under fire in Brussels over the new law, which critics say stigmatizes the LGBT community.

Gergely Gulyas also said EU criticism of the law was politically motivated.

(Reporting by Krisztina Than and Anita Komuves; editing by John Stonestreet)

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