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LGBTI Rights in Poland


ADDED ON: 10/11/2021

Poland’s LGBTQ+ community potentially at risk after court challenges primacy of EU laws

On Thursday, the country’s constitutional tribunal ruled that the EU and some of its key treaty articles go against Poland’s own constitution. Back in March, the country’s prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki introduced…

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ADDED ON: 10/07/2021

“LGBT-Free” Declarations Repealed In Poland: A Step Forward? Or A Cruel Game?

Last Monday, three Polish regional councils voted not to declare their provinces “LGBT-free zones” following the European Union’s threats to cut up to €126 million in funding to the local governments. This…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2021

Swiss vote highlights Europe’s east-west divide on gay marriage

After Swiss voters overwhelmingly backed same-sex marriage in a referendum on Sunday, LGBT groups in the country hailed a "historic day" for Switzerland. But the Swiss vote also marks a turning point for…

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ADDED ON: 09/30/2021

Local Governments In Poland Rescind Anti-LGBT Resolutions, Fearing Loss Of EU Funding

Riding support from Poland's right-wing populist Law and Justice Party and the local Roman Catholic clergy, nearly 100 provinces and municipalities in 2019 passed symbolic resolutions declaring themselves "LGBT-free." But two years later, and…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2021

Three Polish regions repeal ‘LGBT-free zone’ declarations

WARSAW -Three Polish regional councils voted on Monday to repeal motions declaring their provinces "LGBT-free zones," state-run news agency PAP reported, after the European Union threatened to withdraw funding. Numerous local authorities…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2021

Polish region scraps anti-LGBT motion after EU threatens to cut funds

A Polish province on Wednesday annulled a motion opposing "LGBT ideology" after the European Union threatened to pull funding, Polish state news agency PAP reported. Numerous local authorities in Poland have declared…

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ADDED ON: 09/22/2021

Berlin becomes a magnet for LGBT+ Poles fleeing homophobia at home

When conservative politicians started making anti-LGBT+ speeches on the campaign trail, Piotr Kalwaryjski, a gay man from western Poland, decided it was time to pack up and leave. Weeks after a 2019…

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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: 09/06/2021

2023 European Games host Council refusal to withdraw anti-LGBT resolution puts EU funding at risk

The Council in Malopolska, which includes Kraków, has voted to re-affirm its status as an “LGBT-free zone”, despite the European Union (EU) threatening to remove billions of euros in funding which could…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2021

Poland’s chief rabbi: ‘LGBTQ+-free zones is against Halacha’

"Creating LGBTQ+ free zones is against Halacha," Poland's Chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich said at the kickoff for The Agudah - The Association for LGBTQ+ Equality in Israel's new “Pride in the Living…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2021

OPINION: Social media is a weapon of mass LGBT+ destruction that must be disarmed

Pride month ended this year with Europe divided. A rainbow curtain now cuts across the European Union, with Hungary’s anti-LGBT+ law just the latest sign of an increasingly sharp frontier in the…

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ADDED ON: 08/26/2021

People ‘anxious to go home’ to Poland amid anti-LGBT regime

Polish people living in Merseyside have revealed they are anxious about returning to their home country. Maciej, who lives in Southport, and Wiktoria, who lives in Liverpool, are two of countless LGBT+…

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