Parliamentary question - E-006470/2020Parliamentary question

Recently proposed bills in Hungary infringing on the rights of LGBTI persons

Question for written answer  E-006470/2020
to the Commission
Rule 138
Liesje Schreinemacher (Renew), Terry Reintke (Verts/ALE), Marc Angel (S&D), Maria Walsh (PPE), Jan Huitema (Renew), Caroline Nagtegaal (Renew), Bart Groothuis (Renew), Malik Azmani (Renew), Billy Kelleher (Renew), Sylwia Spurek (Verts/ALE), Łukasz Kohut (S&D), Tineke Strik (Verts/ALE), Kim Van Sparrentak (Verts/ALE), Karen Melchior (Renew), Kathleen Van Brempt (S&D), Dimitrios Papadimoulis (GUE/NGL), Michal Šimečka (Renew), Birgit Sippel (S&D), Sandro Gozi (Renew), Giuliano Pisapia (S&D), Kira Marie Peter-Hansen (Verts/ALE), Malin Björk (GUE/NGL), Margrete Auken (Verts/ALE), Frances Fitzgerald (PPE), Klára Dobrev (S&D), Csaba Molnár (S&D), Sándor Rónai (S&D), Attila Ara-Kovács (S&D), Sylvie Guillaume (S&D), Abir Al-Sahlani (Renew), Fredrick Federley (Renew), Dietmar Köster (S&D), Manuel Bompard (GUE/NGL), Rasmus Andresen (Verts/ALE), Tanja Fajon (S&D), Tilly Metz (Verts/ALE), Nathalie Loiseau (Renew), Marisa Matias (GUE/NGL), Manon Aubry (GUE/NGL), Milan Brglez (S&D), Miapetra Kumpula-Natri (S&D), Mario Furore (NI), José Gusmão (GUE/NGL), Aurore Lalucq (S&D), Fabio Massimo Castaldo (NI), Niklas Nienaß (Verts/ALE), Pierre Karleskind (Renew), Andreas Schieder (S&D), Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield (Verts/ALE), Monika Vana (Verts/ALE), Evelyn Regner (S&D), Marianne Vind (S&D), Sophia in 't Veld (Renew), Rosa D'Amato (NI), Hilde Vautmans (Renew), Brando Benifei (S&D), Anja Hazekamp (GUE/NGL), Frédérique Ries (Renew), Vera Tax (S&D), Daniel Freund (Verts/ALE), Irène Tolleret (Renew), Pina Picierno (S&D), Gabriele Bischoff (S&D)

The Hungarian Government has proposed two bills to amend the Constitution, which include provisions such as ‘the mother is female, the father is male’, ‘children will be raised with a Christian interpretation of gender roles’ and ‘the gender of a person is defined as the one established at birth’[1]. This draft legislation would constitute an indirect and de facto ban on adoption for same-sex couples. Equally, the Hungarian Parliament’s Justice Committee adopted a bill which would abolish its equality body – the Equal Treatment Authority (ETA) – by January 2021, without any impact assessment or public consultation, and shift its obligations to the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, who has previously failed to take action on flagrant cases of discrimination[2].

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