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Hungary: Anti-LGBT+ law is "disgusting" human rights violation

June 16, 2021 3:48 PM
Responding to the passing of legislation by the Hungarian Parliament that bans materials in schools deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Layla Moran MP said:
Layla Moran
"Quite simply this is a disgusting piece of legislation which violates human rights and will lead to lasting harm to LGBT+ individuals. Homophobic persecution of this sort is something we are used to seeing in Vladmir Putin's Russia, not in an EU member state. It is appalling.
"But this is only the latest repressive step from Viktor Orban, whose record on antisemitism, Islamophobia, LGBT+ and women's rights, and so much more besides is utterly abysmal. Despite this, Boris Johnson still thought Viktor Orban was worthy of rolling out the Downing Street red carpet last month. What signal does that send out about the type of country we want to be?
"In order to combat this assault on LGBT+ rights, the UK Government must commit to working in lockstep with our EU allies. We will only be able to tackle systemic discrimination if we work together."