Ursula von der Leyen said that the law clearly discriminates against people based on sexual orientation.
The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, condemned the law against LGBT people adopted by the Hungarian parliament, saying that it goes against the fundamental values of the European Union.
The bill, approved last week by Hungary’s right-wing ruling coalition, prohibits any educational programs, advertising materials, books, films, or television programs that portray homosexuals or other gender minorities in a positive light.
The ruling party insists that the law is aimed at preventing pedophilia. However, human rights groups are convinced that it will be used to harass and stigmatize Hungarian citizens based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Speaking to reporters in Brussels, von der Leyen said that this law clearly discriminates against people on the basis of sexual orientation. She asked the European commissioners to write a letter to the Hungarian authorities, expressing concern about this until the law comes into force.