Von der Leyen to Hungary: Ditch anti-LGBT law, or EU will act

The legislation introduced by Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban has been sharply criticized by EU leaders.

Von der Leyen said Hungary would face the full force of EU law if it did not back down, although she did not give details.

Such steps could mean a ruling by the European Court of Justice and the freezing of EU funds for Budapest, EU lawmakers say.

Orban, who has been Hungary's prime minister since 2010 and faces an election next year, has become more conservative and combative in promoting what he says are traditional Catholic values under pressure from the liberal West.

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