Brussels, 11 March 2021 – According to the new resolution lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, intersex and queer people are to have freedom in the European Union. Their rights are equal to human rights. The European Parliament has declared the European Union an ‘LGBTIQ Freedom Zone’. Pirate members of the parliament has fully supported this decision.
Since March 2019, over 100 regions, counties and municipalities across Poland have adopted resolutions declaring themselves free from so-called LGBTI ideology. These so-called ” LGBT-free zones” condemned non-traditional families or highlighted the fight against movements for the rights of sexual minorities. In response, the European Parliament today adopted a new resolution.
“I am extremely proud of the European Parliament, which has made it clear today that discrimination does not belong to modern Europe. The resolution has a major political impact,” comments vice-president of the European Parliament Marcel Kolaja, who has advocated for sexual minorities.
In February this year, the MEP criticized Czech city Mikulov’s representatives for extending the partnership agreement with the Polish city of Tuchów, which also introduced LGBT-free zones. Last August, the European Commission rejected grants to six Polish cities because of the zones – one of them was Wilamowivce. Its partner city is another Czech town called Dolní Benešov.
“Unfortunately, the towns of Dolní Benešov and Mikulov still haven’t terminated the partnership agreement with the Polish LGBT-free zone cities. I consider this to be very problematic. I will continue to appeal them to back down from doing so,” he concludes. Today’s resolution Instructs its President to forward it to the governments and parliaments of the Member States, the Council, the Commission, the European Committee of the Regions and the European Economic and Social Committee.