Justice Minister Judit Varga said the Venice Commission is not entitled to have a say in how Hungarian parents raise their children.
In reaction to the Strasbourg body’s recent criticism of Hungary’s child protection law, where it said amendments to the law were “incompatible” with international human rights norms, the justice minister said the commission’s criticisms of the law had “focused on an ideological approach, rather than legal arguments”. She said the law was “clear and unambiguous” and was intended to “ensure the proper upbringing of children, and in that, the primary role of parents”.
“We will stop the LGBTQ lobby at the fences of schools and kindergartens,” the minister said. Minister Varga said all people in Hungary lived freely and non-discrimination was guaranteed by the country’s constitution. She added that hopefully “such emotional, ideologically (or even politically) motivated opinions” would not become common practice in the functioning of the Venice Commission.
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