EU launches legal action against Hungary and Poland over LGBTIQ rights

Brussels, Jul 15 (EFE).- The European Commission launched on Thursday infringement procedures against Poland and Hungary for violating fundamental LGBTIQ rights.

“Europe will never allow parts of our society to be stigmatised: be it because of whom they love, because of their age, their ethnicity, their political opinions, or their religious beliefs,” EC president, Ursula von der Leyen, said in a statement.

The EC action against Hungary targets the recently adopted law that prohibits and limits access to content on “divergence from self-identity corresponding to sex at birth, sex change or homosexuality.”

In regards to Poland, the action is against the decision by some regions and municipalities to declare themselves as “LGBT-ideology free zones” and the authorities’ failure to adequately respond to the matter.

“The two member states now have two months to respond to the arguments put forward by the Commission,” the EU institution said.

If the member states fail to respond, the EU legal actions could escalate and reach the Court of Justice of the European Union. EFE


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