Thursday , 12 December 2019

Tag Archives: European Union

European court: gay couples must be granted residency permits

European Court of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that a refusal by Italy to grant residency right to one partner in a same-sex couple is illegal. The ruling will now affect all countries signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights and members of the Council of Europe. ECHR ruled in Taddeucci and McCall v Italy, that the refusal to ...

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Alyn Smith begs EU not to “let Scotland down”

Alyn Smith at the EU Debate

  Alyn Smith, SNP MEP and member of the EU LGBTI intergroup begged European colleagues not to “let Scotland down”, during an emergency debate on BREXIT. Scotland overwhelmingly voted to stay in the EU, 62% to 38%, compared with 52% to 48% in the UK overall. Smith has today addressed the European Parliament making clear Scotland’s desire to continue our ...

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Journalist claims same-sex marriage responsible for Brexit as hate crimes rise

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  A tabloid journalist has claimed that British voters would have chosen to remain in the EU if the Prime Minister had not legislated for same-sex marriage. Daily Mail columnist Dominic Lawson, who is the son of former Conservative chancellor and Brexit campaigner Nigel Lawson, made the stunning claim in an article yesterday, in which he argued that “the apparently unrelated matters” of EU ...

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EU: online anti-LGBTI hate speech must be tackled

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The European Parliament voted for a report that calls upon member states to adopt strong measures to counter online anti LGBTI hate speech. The report entitled, Gender equality and empowering women in the digital age, was adopted by a majority of lawmakers yesterday, although Mike Hookem MEP, from UKIP, voted against it. The report calls upon the EU Commission to demand greater efforts ...

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EU: Turkey and Bosnia-Herzegovina must improve on LGBTI rights

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In its annual reports on accession countries, the European Parliament said that Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania must improve on LGBTI rights. Earlier this year, the Parliament already evaluated progress in Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro and FYR Macedonia. Accession country reports are seen as a litmus strong indications if the country would be allowed to join the European Union or ...

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EU demands inclusion of LGBTI rights in gender mainstreaming

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The European Parliament made a strong call to include the well being and rights of LGBTI people in all gender mainstreaming activities. Gender mainstreaming refers to the integration of a gender perspective into the preparation, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies, regulatory measures and spending programmes, with a view to promoting gender equality and combating discrimination. A key report ...

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European Parliament Calls for Greater LGBTI Rights

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In its annual Human Rights report, the European Parliament called for greater LGBTI rights both within and outwith the European Union. The report begins by calling on the EU and its members “to effectively address internal human rights challenges” including discrimination against LGBTI people. It also addresses the EU’s foreign policy in relation to LGBTI rights. The EU’s LGBTI Intergroup ...

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Slovenia says NO to same sex marriage

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  Slovenia has rejected a move to legislate same sex marriage in a public referendum that was held on Sunday. Almost two thirds of voters have rejected in the referendum same sex marriage as well as the right to adopt children. However, only 36.2% of the electorate turned out to vote, which, activists say, has probably affected the outcome. Referring to the low ...

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New report says LGBTI people still face discrimination in EU

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The European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency released a report highlighting that LGBTI people in the EU still face fundamental discrimination and lack of protection. The report that was released on Monday, entitled “Protection against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics in the European Union: Comparative legal analysis” presents legal evolutions in fields affecting LGBTI people ...

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List of Actions to advance Europe-wide LGBTI Equality

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  Yesterday, Commissioner for Justice and Gender Equality Věra Jourová presented a List of Actions by the Commission to advance LGBTI Equality in the EPSCO Council, where the EU Ministers responsible for employment and social policy meet. The list is to be seen as a follow-up to the  “Lunacek Report“, adopted in February 2014 as a “Roadmap” for tackling homophobia. ...

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