Hungary's new LGBT law contradicts EU values, Germany says

by Reuters
Tuesday, 22 June 2021 07:17 GMT

German Minister of State for Europe, Michael Roth gestures as he speaks at the start of the European affairs ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium, May 11, 2021. Olivier Hoslet/Pool via REUTERS

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Germany's Europe Minister Michael Roth said Hungary's ban on the "display and promotion of homosexuality" to under-18s violates European Union values

June 22 (Reuters) - Hungary's new law banning the "display and promotion of homosexuality" among under-18s clearly violates European Union values, Germany said on Tuesday.

"The European Union is not primarily a single market or a currency union. We are a community of values, these values bind us all," German Europe Minister Michael Roth told reporters ahead of a meeting with his EU counterparts in Luxembourg.

"There should be absolutely no doubt that minorities, sexual minorities too, must be treated respectfully."

(Reporting by Sabine Siebold in Berlin; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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