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Hungary: PM calls EU action on LGBT rights ‘legalised hooliganism’

Hungary: PM calls EU action on LGBT rights ‘legalised hooliganism’

(Reuters) – Hungary’s Prime Minister on Friday accused the European Commission of “legalised hooliganism”, for an infringement action against measures by his government that the EU executive said discriminated against LGBT people. Thursday’s action against Hungary related to a new law that bans schools from using materials deemed as promoting homosexuality or gender change, which […]

EU takes legal steps against Poland, Hungary over LGBTIQ rights

EU takes legal steps against Poland, Hungary over LGBTIQ rights

(Reuters) – The European Union’s executive stepped up its battle with Hungary and Poland over the rights of LGBTIQ people on Thursday, launching legal cases that could land the two eastern European member states in the bloc’s highest court. “Equality and the respect for dignity and human rights are core values of the EU … […]

EU holds up Hungary’s recovery money in rule-of-law standoff

EU holds up Hungary’s recovery money in rule-of-law standoff

(Reuters) – The European Union’s executive missed its own deadline to sign off on billions of euros in economic recovery aid to Hungary, delaying its decision in an attempt to win rule-of-law concessions from Budapest. Hungary is set to receive 7.2 billion euros in EU stimulus funds, meant to kickstart economic growth mauled by the […]

Hungary: Clash with EU over LGBT rights deepens

Hungary: Clash with EU over LGBT rights deepens

(Reuters) – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban vowed on Thursday he would not give in to EU pressure to repeal a new law, banning schools from using materials seen as promoting homosexuality, as the bloc’s lawmakers called for penalties over the legislation. The law, which came into force on Thursday, has set Orban on a […]

Hungary rejects EU demand to ditch anti-LGBT law

Hungary rejects EU demand to ditch anti-LGBT law

(Reuters) – Hungary on Wednesday rejected a demand from the European Commission, and many EU lawmakers, to repeal new legislation banning schools from using materials deemed to promote homosexuality. Last month, EU leaders lambasted Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban over the legislation, in a tense discussion behind closed doors, with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte […]

Turkey: LGBT+ find discrimination looms larger

Turkey: LGBT+ find discrimination looms larger

(Reuters) – Cayan Hakiki trimmed their finger nails and scrubbed off the polish last week, in order to take Turkish university entrance exams without being hassled, as advocacy groups say LGBT+ people face increasingly open discrimination. “I didn’t want any problems at the entrance,” Hakiki, 23, told Reuters at home, in the capital Ankara. Hakiki […]

Respect LGBT rights or leave EU, Hungary’s Orban told

Respect LGBT rights or leave EU, Hungary’s Orban told

(Reuters) – Respect LGBT rights or leave the European Union, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told Hungary’s premier, as EU leaders confronted Viktor Orban over a law that bans schools from using materials seen as promoting homosexuality. Several EU summit participants spoke of the most intense personal clash among the bloc’s leaders in years on […]

Hungary: EU leaders confront Orban over anti-LGBT law

Hungary: EU leaders confront Orban over anti-LGBT law

(Reuters) – European Union leaders on Thursday confronted their peer, Prime Minister Viktor Orban, over Hungary’s new anti-LGBT law, stressing their commitment to defending gay rights and piling pressure on Budapest to step back. Asked if he would revoke the bill, passed last week to ban the distribution of material in schools deemed to promote […]

Hungary: EU to take steps over anti-LGBT bill

Hungary: EU to take steps over anti-LGBT bill

(Reuters) – The European Commission will take action against Hungary over planned new restrictions on LGBT rights, the head of the bloc’s executive announced on Wednesday, saying they violated fundamental EU values. Hungary’s parliament last week approved a bill, that bans the dissemination of material in schools deemed to promote homosexuality or gender change, despite […]

IDAHOT 2021: EU Declaration

IDAHOT 2021: EU Declaration

Everyone is born free and equal in dignity and rights. On the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), the European Union reaffirms its strong commitment to respect, protect and promote the full and equal enjoyment of human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons. Around the world, individuals continue to […]