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ADDED ON: 09/15/2021

‘Showing Its Teeth’: EU’s Path to a Showdown Over LGBTQ Rights

The European Union has a dismal track record when it comes to disciplining countries within its ranks. But this month it opened several new fronts in its increasingly contentious battle with its…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2021

Along With COVID-19, EU Faces a More Fundamental Battle

Hungary’s growing list of European Union worries includes controversial LGBT legislation and potentially hacking the phones of journalists, rights activists and political opponents. Poland has rebuffed a ruling by the bloc’s highest…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2021

E.U. takes action against Hungary, Poland over anti-LGBTQ measures

The European Commission has started legal action against Hungary after the country passed a law that bans sharing content in schools that seemingly endorses gay and transgender issues, the commission announced Thursday.…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2021

Russia: European Court of Human Rights rules ban on same-sex unions violates human rights

Reacting to the news that the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia is in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights by not providing same-sex unions with the…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2021

Poland could face legal action over its controversial ‘LGBT+ free zones’

The European Commission is studying the possibility of legal action against Poland over its "LGBT-free zones" in some towns, several EU sources have said. As the "guardian of the treaties" binding the…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2021

Exclusive-Hungary could be sanctioned over anti-LGBT+ law, warns EU equality chief

The EU could impose funding restrictions on Hungary over legislation that bans the dissemination in schools of content deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change, the bloc’s equality chief told the Thomson…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2021

This is how LGBTQ+ people are excluded from freedom of movement in the EU

One of the cornerstones of the EU is freedom of movement for its citizens. However, in reality, this is not the case for many LGBTQ+ people. Freedom of movement is based on…

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ADDED ON: 03/16/2021

Polish MEP complains of ‘psychological warfare’ after Europe is declared an LGBT+ freedom zone

Polish MEPs were up in arms after the European Union proclaimed itself an “LGBT+ freedom zone” in response to Poland‘s heinous “LGBT-free zones”. All 27 representatives from Poland’s homophobic ruling party PiS…

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ADDED ON: 03/12/2021

EU lawmakers declare bloc LGBT+ ‘freedom zone’

The European Parliament passed a resolution on Thursday declaring the European Union a "LGBTIQ freedom zone." The measure seeks to ensure protections for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer communities…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2021

Romania: European Court to consider lack of implementation of freedom of movement law for same-sex spouses

In June 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a landmark judgement, recognising that same-sex spouses are also spouses under EU freedom of movement laws. Almost three years…

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ADDED ON: 03/05/2021

Europe’s nurses need more training to ‘reduce biases’ around LGBT+ issues

Calls have been made to ensure nurses across Europe are trained to be “compassionate and culturally aware” towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) people, after new research found staff from strict…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2020

EU launches LGBT protection strategy as homophobia rises in east

The European Union's executive Commission launched its first strategy to protect the rights of LGBT people on Thursday, a challenge to right-wing governments in Poland and Hungary that have become increasingly homophobic…

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