Europeans insist that the Hungarian law is allegedly directed against the LGBT community. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is not shy about speaking out, calling the law a “shame”. In Budapest, they point out that it is designed to protect children from the imposition of foreign “values”, such as same-sex marriage and gender reassignment.
To lend weight to its attempts to exert judicial pressure on Hungary, the European Commission called on EU member states to join the lawsuit, but only 15 out of 27 states agreed. By the way, the Czech Republic is not one of the countries that joined, which caused great dissatisfaction with the head of the Czech Foreign Ministry, Jan Lipavsky. Speaking of same-sex marriage, he said “kids aren’t afraid to see such characters on TV or in books.” In response, Hungarian State Secretary Tamas Menzer harshly reprimanded the Czech minister, demanding “to take your hands off the Hungarian children”. According to him, “in Hungary, only the decision of the Hungarian people counts, who clearly decided that children should be protected from LGBT propaganda”. In Budapest, they believe that the procedure at the suggestion of the European Commission is an attempt to interfere in the internal affairs of the country.
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