Minister Kaag believes that organizations such as the UEFA football association should be norming in issues such as the rights of LGBTIs. “The UEFA did not choose to do so and should be discussed with itself,” said the demissionary foreign minister at the end of the Council of Ministers.
The issue is up to date by recent Hungarian law that prohibits educating minors about homosexuality and gender reassignment. There is a great deal of international protest against that, among others, from European Heads of Government.
Prime Minister Rutte has also been very critical of the law. His comments led to a distracted response in Hungary.
The Dutch team will play Sunday in the Hungarian capital Budapest in the eighth final of the European Championship against the Czech Republic. Captain Wijnaldum will then wear the “OneLove band” to show “that everyone belongs”. Kaag said its up to the individual players to make a choice. She likes it “very much for people to speak out and clearly show what they stand for.”