Court case against Hungary’s anti-LGBTQ law


Spread a new EU-wide initiative that will help to get rid of the Hungarian ‘anti-LGBTQ propaganda’ law and all similar laws once and for all in the EU.

On 15 June 2021, the Hungarian Parliament adopted Act LXXIX of 2021 on taking more severe action against sexual criminal offenses against minors. Last minute amendments introduced by government members added anti-LGBTQ provisions in this law to introduce a ban on the access of minors to any content that “propagates or portrays divergence from self-identity corresponding to sex at birth, sex change or homosexuality.” With these last-minute amendments, the so-called ‘Child protection law’ became the Hungarian version of the ‘anti-LGBTQ propaganda law’ adopted in Russia in 2013.

On 15 July 2021, the European Commission launched a procedure against Hungary – something called an infringement procedure – because they considered that this ‘anti-LGBTQ propaganda’ law violated EU law and treaties.

From today, EU Member States will have six weeks to submit ‘written observations’ on the case. By doing so, they would declare their support to the Hungarian LGBTQ community and signify that this anti-LGBTQ+ propaganda law is not welcome anywhere in the EU. This court case looks like to become the largest human rights trial of the European Union.

A petition is published by Forbidden Colours, Reclaim Europe, Háttér Society and Budapest Pride with which citizens can send a letter to their representatives to call them to join the court case against Hungary’s anti-LGBTQ law.

The petition is here: and live until Tuesday 28th of February.

Rainbow Mission Foundation

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