No place for 'LGBT-free zones' in EU, chief executive says
The European Union 's chief executive lashed out against homophobic policies of the nationalist government in Warsaw in saying on Wednesday there was 'no place' in the bloc for districts proclaimed 'LGBT-free zones' in Poland .
Gabriela Baczynska2 Min ReadBRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union’s chief executive lashed out against homophobic policies of the nationalist government in Warsaw in saying on Wednesday there was “no place” in the bloc for districts proclaimed “LGBT-free zones” in Poland.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gives her first State of the Union speech during a plenary session of European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium September 16, 2020. Olivier Hoslet/Pool via REUTERS“LGBTQI-free zones are humanity free zones. And they have no place in our (European) Union,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told her annual policy speech to the European Parliament.
“Breaches of the rule of law cannot be tolerated,” she said.Last month, Poland’s justice minister said a town that had lost EU funding over dubbing itself a zone free of “LGBT ideology” would receive government financial support.Von der Leyen said the bloc’s executive will soon present “a strategy to strenghten LGBTQI rights” in the bloc, as well as pushing for mutual recognition of family relations in the EU.
“If you are parent in one country, you are parent in every country,” she said.Currently, some countries in the bloc recognise same sex marriage and parenthood, but others do not.That leads to situations in which, for example, two women recognised as mothers of their children in Belgium would not be treated the same way in Poland, meaning they would not have the same rights vis-a-vis their children depending on where in the EU they are.
The Law and Justice (PiS) government in Poland - as well as its eurosceptic ally, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban - have long been at loggerheads with the EU over undercutting democratic standards.While both post-communist state benefit from generous EU handouts, their rulers have come under pressure for putting courts and judges, media and academics, non-government organisations and rights groups under direct government control.
The bloc’s 27 EU affairs ministers will discuss the matter again in Brussels next Tuesday, though no decisions are expected and the bloc has so far all but failed to prevent Warsaw or Budapest from backsliding on the rule of law. Read more: Reuters Top News »
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No such places exist in Poland. Reuters is repeatedly spreading fake news LGBTQI-free zones are decadence free zones. And morality has no place in our (European) Union Fine. Make EU great again. EuropeanUnion = IdenticalValues ⁉️ Mandatory universal wokeness. Kick Poland out of the EU. If they want to go back to the middle ages well, fuck em, they can go there alone.
Yet you let 100.000+ muslims in that hate LGBT and will only get worse when they are in superiority (No go zones) Are LGBT free zones even a question? Really.Face with rolling eyes Apparently this world has learning nothing in 80 years ... or in 4.543 Billion years... Not even when a gay person saves the Europe..and the world.
Okay, Please make this a law and implement it in full! Yeah? What you going to do about it? I don’t support Poland but I don’t support the EU even less. Go on EU do something? Pretty sure this white woman is now an Islamophobe. Saying it is a first step. And what about the sanctions vonderleyen ? The LGBT dictatorship is taking on shape. Soon you will be imprisoned if you tear apart or burn an LGBT flag! Mark my words. And we the majority allowed this to happen, over a bunch of unelected officials. And no this has nothing to do with hate against any one group of people!
Wait, a zone entirely void of any lgbt ilk? Utopia? Why are u gae 'While both post-communist state benefit from generous EU handouts' Donations are not alms. The donations are compensation for opening the market of 40 million consumers to companies from France and Germany. Poland disagrees. Well there's a first! I agree with something Van Der Leyen says!
Why not organizing a referendum about this? I thought democracy was the major principle of the EU... 😂😂
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