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Hungary’s ‘shameful’ anti-LGBTQ stance could see its finances curtailed

EU ponders pulling funding from the country after it passes a law banning ‘homosexual’ content for children

Katharina Rosskopf and Nikos Chrysoloras

The European Commission will begin legal proceedings against Hungary over a controversial law curtailing LGBTQ content, in the latest spat between Brussels and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s government.

“The Hungarian bill is a shame,” commission president Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday. “I will use all the powers of the commission to ensure the rights of all EU citizens are guaranteed, whoever you are and wherever you live.”

Hungary’s parliament last week approved legislation outlawing content for children that can be deemed to “promote homosexuality”. The bill, which pairs homosexuality with paedophilia, builds on previous legislation adopted in Hungary last year, including putting an effective ban on adoption by same-sex partners and enshrining in the constitution that marriage is possible only between a man and woman...

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