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Open letter to Romanian Parliamentarians: Do not support the proposed referendum on the definition of the family

Parliamentarians in Romania will soon be asked whether or not to support the organisation of a referendum to constitutionally define family as being based solely upon the marriage between a man and a woman On the International Day Against Homophobia … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on May 17th, 2017
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Upcoming roundtable: Health Inequalities experienced by LGBTI people

On Wednesday 26 April 2017, from 13:00 – 14:30, the Intergroup on LGBTI Rights will host a roundtable on health inequalities experienced by LGBTI people. Stigma, prejudice and discrimination against LGBTI people remain widespread and affect access to health services. … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on April 20th, 2017
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Strasbourg court: Forced sterilisation trans people violates human rights

Last week, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that requiring trans people to undergo sterilisation in order to have their gender recognised, violates human rights. In the case A.P. and Others v. France, three transgender people attempted to change … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 11th, 2017
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European Parliament condemns detention, torture and killings gay men in Chechnya

Last weekend, Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta published an article reporting that over 100 people have been detained on suspicion for being gay in Chechnya, and suffered torture and humiliation. At least three men were killed. At his opening statement today, … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 6th, 2017
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European Parliament: Greater effort necessary for LGBTI equality at EU level

In a key report  on gender equality adopted Tuesday, the European Parliament has demanded to strengthen action on the rights of LGBTI people. In the annual report on gender equality the parliament urges the Commission to expand the scope of … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on March 15th, 2017
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Upcoming roundtable: Protection LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees in the reform of the CEAS

On Tuesday 7 March 2017 from 14:00 – 16:00, the Intergroup on LGBTI Rights will host a roundtable on the rights of LGBTI Asylum seekers in the reform of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS). At this round table, we will … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on March 1st, 2017
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European Parliament calls for action against harmful treatment trans and intersex people

In a key vote on gender equality in mental health, the European Parliament has urged for stronger action on trans and intersex people’s mental health. The Parliament deplores that transgender people are still considered mentally ill, and highlights that this … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on February 15th, 2017
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European Parliament demands action on EU-wide recognition of adoptions

Today, the European Parliament adopted a report (533 +, 41 -) demanding the automatic recognition of domestic adoption orders across EU Member States. The report stipulates that the recognition should happen without discrimination, including on the basis of the parents’ … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on February 2nd, 2017
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European Parliament condemns homophobia in Indonesia

Yesterday, the European Parliament adopted a resolution in which it condemns the growing intolerance towards LGBTI people in Indonesia. In the resolution, the European Parliament “strongly condemns all acts of violence, harassment and intimidation against minorities” and “calls on the … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on January 20th, 2017
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New report takes stock of fundamental rights in the EU, including LGBTI rights

Yesterday, the European Parliament adopted a new comprehensive report on fundamental rights in the EU.  The report assesses how fundamental rights are implemented in the EU, and what must still be done to reach standards laid down in the Charter … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on December 14th, 2016