The Hungarian government claims the legislation aims to "protect children," but the opposite is true. By fanning the flames of homophobia and transphobia, LGBT+ children and families are put at further risk of discrimination and violence.
This is not the first time rainbow families and their children have come under attack in Hungary: In 2020, the Parliament enacted legislation that effectively bars gay couples from adopting children by restricting the possibility of adoption to married couples.
As a member of the European Union Hungary has committed itself to respect the human rights of its citizens. In passing this legislation it has clearly violated this commitment and must face harsh consequences.
Sign this petition and urge the European Union to step up immediately and use all tools available to force the Hungarian government to retract the law.