Von der Leyen added she had sent several letters to Budapest expressing her concern since the measure violates LGBTIQ+ community rights and European values.
EC President's statements came after 17 Heads of State and Government signed a declaration condemning the law, in the framework of the European Heads of State and Government Summit. The letter was pushed forward by the only openly gay President in the EU Xavier Bettel from Luxemburg, and Spain's President Pedro Sanchez.
Among the most strong statements against the law were those from Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa, Dutch PM Mark Rutte, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, and France's President Emmanuel Macron.
This Hungarian bill is a shame.
It discriminates people on the basis of their sexual orientation & goes against the EU's fundamental values.