Hungary Defiant On EU Sanctions Over Anti-LGBT Law

Reuters reports:

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban vowed on Thursday he would not give in to EU pressure to repeal a new law banning schools from using materials seen as promoting homosexuality, as the bloc’s lawmakers called for penalties over the legislation.

The law, which came into force on Thursday, has set Orban on a collision course with rights groups, the EU executive Commission and other leaders who say it goes against the bloc’s core principles.

Later on Thursday, the European Parliament passed a resolution condemning the law and demanding that EU countries and the European Commission use every power to stop it. It also called for a separate EU legal procedure that can cut funding for member countries that undermine rule of law. The effectiveness of this new mechanism has yet to be tested.

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