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The Hungarian government firmly rejects that “Brussels should threaten with financial sanctions against Hungary or any other state aimed at protecting the institutions of marriage and the family and their key roles in society,” the justice minister has said. Judit Varga said that Hungary “will not give in to blackmail under the pretext of some foggy rule-of-law arguments”, noting the Hungarian government’s commitment to protecting “the institution of marriage as a voluntary community between a man and a woman”. The government rejects any accusations of “identifying the highest level protection for marriage with curbing the rights of sexual minorities”, she insisted. The minister slammed EU Commissioner Didier Reynders for “attacking” the Hungarian government’s introducing a special legal order with regard to the coronavirus epidemic, and said that the EU should re-allocate funds and make financing available to member states to allow rapid responses.