Hungary’s law banning the promotion of homosexuality or sex reassignment to schoolchildren has come into force today and may lead to the EU stripping the country of voting rights in the bloc.
President of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has slammed Hungary’s anti-LGBTQ law as a ‘disgrace’ and has implored the country to reverse it or face punishment.
Von der Leyen strongly condemned Hungary for its decision to proceed with enforcing the anti-LGBTQ law, as it came into force on Wednesday. Speaking at EU Parliament, she said it used “the protection of children…to discriminate against people because of their sexual orientation,” which she called a “disgrace.”
The president of the EU Commission also took to Twitter to further criticize Hungary’s law, confirming that “Europe will never allow parts of our society to be stigmatized.”
Von der Leyen made a stern remark that the Commission will use its power against Hungary if the country does not ‘rectify’ the law. Whilst it was not specified what such punishment could entail.