EU launches lawsuit against Hungary and Poland over ‘LGBTQ discrimination’

Jul 20, 2021 by

By David McLoone, LifeSite:

The European Commission (EC) has opened legal proceedings against European Union (EU) member states Hungary and Poland, both of which have been accused of infringing upon the “equality and the protection of fundamental rights” of their LGBT-identifying citizens by implementing laws protecting the innocence of children and limiting the spread of “transgender” and homosexual material.

The lawsuit was launched in response to Hungary’s recent decision to implement a crackdown on the dissemination of homosexual-promoting materials to children under age 18 (as part of a wider law punishing pedophilia in the country), and in response to Poland’s numerous “LGBT ideology-free zones” in which so-called “equality marches” often include lewd displays of sexual depravity, are banned and traditional marriage and family values are upheld. Around one third of Poland’s municipalities have signed on to the charter defending family rights.

In early July, EC president Ursula von der Leyen promised to use the “powers invested in” the executive branch of the EU to penalize those states whose rule of law “impedes European law.” To this end, the EC “is launching infringement procedures against Hungary and Poland related to the equality and the protection of fundamental rights,” a July 15 press release revealed.

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