BRUSSELS, BELGIUM — (02-13-23) — Human rights NGOs are calling on European Union countries to join the Commission’s court case against Hungary’s “anti-LGBTIQ+ propaganda” law.

Brussels initiated its infringement procedure against Budapest back in July 2021, shortly after the right wing conservative government of right wing dark age Prime Minister Viktor Orban, adopted the outrageous anti-LGBT law that he argues will help prevent, detect, and punish sexual criminal offences against minors.

The anti-LGBT legislation prohibits minors from accessing content and advertisements that “promote or portray” the so-called “divergence from self-identity corresponding to sex at birth, sex change or homosexuality”.

The European Commission said on Monday that the law violates internal market rules, the fundamental rights of individuals and EU values.

The infringement procedure was published in the Official Journal of the EU on Monday, which three NGOs — Forbidden Colours, Háttér Society and Reclaim — marked by launching a petition “to remind EU member states of their commitments and to ask them to provide ‘written observations’ on the case by 27 March 2023,” they said in a statement.

The European Commission said that they expect at least 20 EU countries to join in the proceedings which they say could become the largest human rights infringement procedure ever brought in front of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer

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