Justice Minister Judit Varga has called the resolution adopted by the European Parliament on the rights of the LGBTQ community to same sex marriage and a registered partnership “a completely unfounded political resolution”. In her English-language comments published on Facebook on Tuesday evening, Minister Varga said: “It seems like they don’t give up. It still hurts the EP that Hungary, thanks to its Child Protection Act, does not let any sexual propaganda into our educational institutions, schools and kindergartens. They are frustrated because we resist their pressure and the LGBTQ lobby”.
According to MTI, the minister reiterated the Hungarian government’s position that raising children remains the sole responsibility of parents, and this concept is enshrined in Article 14 of the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights. “With the resolution voted by the European Parliament today, they want to tell what shall we consider as a marriage, a family and child-parent relationship. Again, they want to instruct us from above on issues that fall within national competence. It is only icing on the cake that the EP once again points at the Article 7 procedure,” Minister Varga said.
Minister Varga cited Hungary’s basic law which states that “the inviolable and inalienable fundamental rights of man must be respected”, adding that it is the primary duty of the state to protect these rights. The minister said Hungary protects human rights at the highest possible level, “which is why this political hysteria in the European Parliament is meaningless”. “Facts justify us,” she said. “In Hungary, adults are free to live in the way they want, according to their own will and beliefs. However, parents have the exclusive right to determine how their children shall be raised. We are not going to give up on that!,” the justice minister said.