EU leaders defend LGBT rights amid concern over Hungary law
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders have clashed with Hungary’s prime minister during a heated summit over new legislation in his country that will ban showing content about LGBT issues to children. The measure has been widely criticized across the region and has angered human rights groups. A majority of the leaders insisted at Thursday’s meeting that discrimination must not be tolerated in the 27-nation bloc and told Prime Minister Viktor Orban that the new Hungarian law goes against the EU’s fundamental values. The law was signed Wednesday by Hungary’s president. It prohibits sharing content on homosexuality or sex reassignment to people under 18 in school sex education programs, films or advertisements.