Poland should copy Hungarian LGBT law, says Polish minister
WARSAW, June 28 (Reuters) – Poland is expected to copy a Hungarian law that bans schools from using material deemed to promote homosexuality, the Polish education minister said in comments released on Monday as the government nationalist attacks what he calls “LGBT ideology”.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has outraged other European Union leaders with the law, with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte telling Orban he should respect LGBT rights or leave the European Union. Read more
In an interview with the conservative weekly Sieci published on Monday, Polish Education Minister Przemyslaw Czarnek praised the regulations.
“This law stipulates that school lessons dealing with issues of sexuality must not promote gender reassignment or homosexuality,” he said.
“We should copy these regulations on Polish soil in their entirety!” “
Czarnek, whose views on LGBT rights and the history of Polish Jews have led some to question his 2020 nomination, drew sharp criticism from the opposition last week for comments on a parade for LGBT equality in Warsaw, when he asked if the behavior of its participants was normal. . Read more
“These people are going out on the streets, offending the Catholics in a vulgar way … behaving in an obscene way, and that’s supposed to be OK?” he was quoted as saying Monday.
The Polish nationalist government has also proposed legislation that would prohibit people living in same-sex couples from adopting children even as single parents. Read more
“While respecting the rights of people with a different sexual orientation (…) one must always remember the most important value, which must be the best interests of the child in any society,” the ministry said on Monday. Polish Justice to Reuters by email.
Reporting by Anna Wlodarczak-Semczuk and Alicja Ptak, written by Alan Charlish; Editing by Steve Orlofsky
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