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FRA legal report HOmophobia and Transphobia

New report on legal situation LGBTI people in the EU

This Monday, the European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency released an updated EU-wide legal analysis: ‘Protection against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics in the European Union: Comparative legal analysis’ The report presents legal evolutions in … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on December 16th, 2015
European Parliament

Despite opposition, European Parliament votes for LGBTI rights in EU Gender equality strategy

In a landmark vote, the European Parliament has demanded to include LGBTI rights in a future EU gender equality strategy. The current strategy for equality between women and men runs out at the end of this year. The report voted … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 10th, 2015
FLASIKOVA and MICHEL

Despite opposition, Parliament takes stock of LGBT equality in new report

Today the European Parliament voted its annual report on fundamental rights in the European Union. The report includes an extensive overview of the situation of LGBT people, and what action is needed to reach the standards laid down in the Charter of Fundamental Rights.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on February 27th, 2014
TAVARES Rui and Viktor ORBÁN

Plenary summary: Anti-discrimination Directive, Roadmap, Hungary, Lithuania, Nigeria

During its July 2013 plenary session, the European Parliament adopted resolutions mentioning the anti-discrimination directive, the LGBTI Roadmap, as well as LGBT rights in Hungary and Nigeria. MEPs also quizzed the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council about Baltic Pride.

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Posted in: News stories, Recent news on July 4th, 2013
Proposal for a Directive

Press conference: EU anti-discrimination law still stalled after 5 years, MEPs regret

Today marks five years since the European Commission proposed a law banning discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, but also age, disability and religion, outside of employment. National governments are blocking the proposal.

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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on July 2nd, 2013
The Court of Justice of the European Union CJEU

EU Court of Justice: Preliminary ruling on homophobic statement by Romanian football club owner

Yesterday the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a preliminary ruling on the responsibility of employers in the case of homophobic or discriminatory statements. George Becali, a former Romanian MEP notorious for his homophobic statements and currently owner of … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 26th, 2013
Viviane Reding - Debate on racism and xenophobia

The European Parliament wants to outlaw homophobic crime and speech in the EU

Today the European Parliament adopted a non-binding resolution on strengthening the fight against racism, xenophobia and hate crime. The text calls on the European Commission to add homophobia and transphobia to the list of EU-sanctioned hate speech and violence.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on March 14th, 2013
Poster LIBE Hearing Anti-Discrimination Directive

Public hearing on the anti-discrimination Directive

Tomorrow the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs will hold a special hearing: ‘Unblocking the Anti-Discrimination Directive’.

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Posted in: News stories, Recent news on March 19th, 2012
Sophie IN 'T VELD MEP

The European Parliament wants all-around equality for LGBT people

The European Parliament has just adopted its annual report on equality between women and men in the European Union. The text looks at recent advances in gender equality, and includes several recommendations for LGBT rights.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on March 13th, 2012
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European Parliament repeats call for EU-wide anti-discrimination Directive

Twice this week, the European Parliament repeated it wants to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation across the EU. The Parliament formally called on EU countries to find an agreement on the draft legislation, proposed over three years ago.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on October 26th, 2011