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Work priority 1 - Freedom of movement for LGBT people Work priority 2 - Monitoring the European Commission Work priority 3 - Combatting discrimination in the EU Work priority 4 - Securing transgender rights Work priority 5 - Monitoring human rights in the work of the EU

Malta votes for civil unions, non-discrimination for transgender individuals, mutual recognition

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On Monday evening, the Parliament of Malta voted to allow same-sex couples to enter civil unions and adopt children; amend the constitution to forbid discrimination against transgender people; and ensure same-sex marriages conducted abroad would be recognised. Civil unions The … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news 2 days ago
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Georgia Prime Minister calls for constitutional ban on equal marriage

At the end of March, Georgia’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili introduced an amendment to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman in the constitution. The amendment allegedly purports to avoid “misinterpretation” of an anti-discrimination bill which was … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 8th, 2014
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Plenary summary: MEPs urge Member States to speak out for LGBTI people at United Nations

In a recommendation adopted yesterday, the European Parliament calls on EU Member States to speak out for LGBTI rights at the United Nations General Assembly, which will convene in September 2014.
The Parliament expresses concern over “the recent increase in discriminatory laws and practices, and acts of violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.”

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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on April 4th, 2014
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European Parliament wants guaranteed free movement for LGBT people

Yesterday the European Parliament adopted a non-binding resolution on justice, freedom and security in Europe. The resolution contains strong wording on the free movement of all families. In its report on the mid-term review of the Stockholm Programme, the European Parliament … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 3rd, 2014
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Historic EU-Africa Summit overshadowed by anti-LGBT laws

The fourth EU-Africa Summit is taking place in Brussels since yesterday, and although not officially on the agenda, extremely harsh new anti-LGBT laws are on leaders’ minds. MEPs demonstrating against anti-LGBT laws in Plenary The summit brings together the heads of state … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 3rd, 2014

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