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Flags outside the European Parliament building Louise Weiss in Strasbourg

Parliament demands inclusion LGBTI people in gender mainstreaming activities

In a key report voted yesterday on Gender mainstreaming in the work of the European Parliament, the European Parliament made a strong call to include “the rights, perspectives and well-being of LGBTIQ people” in all gender mainstreaming* activities. An attempt … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on March 9th, 2016

Slovenians vote against marriage equality

Yesterday, Slovenians voted in a referendum against an amendment which would have given same-sex couples the right to get married. Although 63.5 percent voted “No”, turnout was low at 36 percent. In March 2015, the Slovene Parliament agreed to redefine … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on December 21st, 2015
General view of MEPs in Plenary Chamber

European Parliament calls for coherence EU’s internal & external human rights policy

Last week, the European Parliament voted its annual report on human rights in the world. The report takes account of the situation of human rights, including of LGBTI people, and makes recommendations accordingly. The report starts off by stating that … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on December 21st, 2015
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MEPs welcome Ukraine’s new LGBT anti-discrimination clause

Today, the Ukrainian Parliament (Verkhovna Rada), voted to include provisions in the Labour Code which outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity at the workplace. Other grounds, such as race, ethnicity, ability, social or foreign origin, … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on November 12th, 2015
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Parliament human rights report addresses LGBTI criminalisation, trans rights and same-sex unions

Last week, the European Parliament voted its annual report on human rights in the world. The report takes account of the situation of human rights, including of LGBTI people, and makes recommendations accordingly. The report contains strong language on the … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on March 17th, 2015
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Homophobic referendum Slovakia fails over low turnout

Last Saturday, Slovakians were called to vote in a referendum aiming to limit the rights of same-sex couples by enhancing the ban on same-sex marriage, prohibiting same-sex couples to adopt or raise a family, and imposing limits on sexuality education. … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on February 9th, 2015
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FYR Macedonia votes to ban same-sex marriage and create constitutional obstacle future civil unions

Yesterday, the Parliament of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) voted to constitutionally define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Furthermore, it created a constitutional hurdle to possible future legislation on same-sex civil unions. The … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on January 21st, 2015
FRA Being Trans in the EU report

EU report reveals alarming reality trans people

Tuesday, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) presented the largest comparative study on the experiences of trans people in all 28 EU Member States. The FRA calls the results “alarming”, but highlights that legal frameworks and good policies have a positive … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on December 11th, 2014
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Slovak Constitutional Court decides homophobic referendum will go ahead

Tuesday, the Slovak Constitutional Court ruled that Slovakians will be called to vote to speak out over a set of questions seeking to limit the rights of LGBT people and seeking to inhibit sexuality education. The questions ended up at … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on October 30th, 2014
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Backroom deal rules out same-sex unions in Slovak constitution

Today, Slovak MPs from SMER (Social-Democrats) and KDH (Christian-Democrats) voted to define marriage as a ‘unique bond between a man and a woman’ in the Constitution. Ruling party SMER agreed to the demand of opposition party KDH in exchange of their … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 4th, 2014