EU commission to sue Hungary over anti-LGBT law -Politico

by Reuters
Friday, 15 July 2022 08:10 GMT

European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 17, 2022. REUTERS/Yves Herman

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The law passed in June bans the use of materials seen as promoting homosexuality and gender change in schools

Brussels, July 15 (Reuters) - The European Union Commission will sue Hungary over its anti-LGBT law, news website Politico said on Friday, citing Hungarian newspaper Népszava.

The law passed in June sparked anxiety in the LGBTQ+ community as it bans the use of materials seen as promoting homosexuality and gender change in schools, ostensibly as a measure to prevent child abuse.

The ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat government has said LGBTQ rights and other such social issues are matters for national governments to decide. It says the law aims to protect children, not target the LGBTQ+ community.

Reporting by Charlotte Van Campenhout; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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