MEP Tamás Deutsch said Hungary’s ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance “rejects the European Commission’s aggressive, brutal attack against the country’s child protection law.”
In a video statement on Wednesday, Deutsch said that the government would “protect” the contested legislation. Deutsch said that in a referendum last year “nearly 4 million parents and grandparents” had supported the legislation against “gender ideology” and “increasingly aggressive attacks by LGBTQ activists”. The MEP said it was “Hungarian parents’ inalienable right to make decisions concerning their children’s sex education”, and insisted that “children are sacred and inviolable”. “We will protect Hungarian children … we will defend the child protection law,” he said. Deutsch called it “shameful” that “representatives of the Hungarian Dollar Left are inciting governments across Europe against the Hungarian child protection law”. He said the European Parliament’s siding with the law’s opponents was “outrageous”.