June 21. 2024. 3:55

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Slovenia joins EU action against Hungary over anti-LGBT law

The Slovenian government has decided to join the European Commission’s lawsuit against Hungary over the latter’s anti-LGBT law, backed by a number of EU member states and the EU Parliament.

“Slovenia wants to express its firm support for basic values that form the foundation of the EU: human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and human rights, including the rights of minorities,” the Labour Ministry said on Thursday.

In 2021, Hungary adopted a law that bans and sets limits on content promoting or portraying identification other than that equal to one’s sex at birth, gender reassignment, or homosexuality for persons under 18.

The European Commission referred Hungary to the Court of Justice of the EU over the anti-LGBT law in mid-2022, citing a violation of EU internal market rules, fundamental rights and EU values.

The action has so far been endorsed by Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden, and the European Parliament.

(Sebastijan R. Maček | sta.si)