Hamilton, Vettel speak out against Hungary anti-LGBTQ laws ahead of GP
Sports Desk, Jul 29 (EFE).- Formula 1 drivers Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel spoke out on Thursday against Hungary’s anti-LGBTQ laws ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend.
“Ahead of the Grand Prix this weekend, I want to share my support for those affected by the government’s anti-LGBTQ+ law,” Hamilton posted on Instagram.
“It is unacceptable, cowardly and misguiding for those in power to suggest such a law. Everyone deserves to have the freedom to be themselves, no matter who they love or how they identify,” he wrote.
Hungary in September will hold a referendum on a law it recently passed which bans, among other things, LGBTQ educational content in schools..
“I find it embarrassing for a country in the EU to vote on laws like this,” Vettel, who wore rainbow colored trainers at the Hungaroring track, said ahead of the Hungarian GP.
“Everyone is free to do what they want and that is the point,” the four time F1 champion added.
Earlier this month, the European Parliament voted to take legal action against Hungary’s law, which it says goes against EU values and principles. EFE