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Calls on Moldovan parliamentarians to adopt an inclusive anti-discrimination law and refrain from hateful...

Currently the Moldovan Parliament is debating an anti-discrimination law which in its current form provides protection against discrimination on various grounds, including sexual orientation. The draft law was approved by the Moldovan government and is now in the hands of parliamentarians.
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ILGA-Europe’s reaction to the European Commission’s proposal on property right of married and registered...

Today the European Commission launched a communication proposing two regulations dealing with property rights for bi-national married and registered couples. These proposals do not encroach on EU Member States sovereignty on domestic family law matter, but merely provide a framework for the applications of existing law on property regimes alone.
Turkey

Turkish goverment has blocked gay community

If you have been watching CNN International lately, the Turkish government runs an ad to get businesses to invest in Turkey. But who wanna invest in a country that ignore LGBT-rights ? Turkish government have just blocked Turkey's biggest and only gay community site.
EU

Hungary’s draft constitution: A worrying signal for the EU Presidency

Hungary’s new constitution could restrict the national definition of family to fertile, heterosexual couples; deny protection from discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity; and prevent access to abortion, it emerged yesterday. Hungary currently holds the Presidency of the European Union until June 2011.
EU 2012

Turkey and Montenegro: LGBT rights part of EU accession conditions

March 9, 2011, the European Parliament adopted two resolutions on Turkey and Montenegro’s progress towards joining the European Union. The Parliament said that more steps are required to bring the two countries in line with EU standards in the field of non‑discrimination.
EU

European Parliament urges Lithuania to reject proposed homophobic law

Today, the European Parliament adopted a resolution urging Lithuanian Parliament to reject proposed amendments to the country’s Code of Administrative Offences introducing an offence of ‘promotion of homosexual relations’ punishable with a fine of €580 to €2,900.
EU

ILGA-Europe’s welcomes the prominence of LGBT human rights issues in the European Commission’s progress...

On 9 November, 2010 the Commission issued its 2010 Progress Reports on Croatia, Iceland, the FYR of Macedonia, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo*. The progress reports on Albania and Montenegro are replaced this year by the Commission’s Opinions on the readiness of the two countries to start accession negotiations. The documents highlight the progress made by accession and pre-accession countries towards the EU integration.
ILGA-Europe

ILGA-Europe publishes a manual “Make It Work: Six steps to effective LGBT human rights...

Producing such a manual is part of ILGA-Europe’s work on strengthening and improving the capacity of LGBT organisations across Europe. The need for such a tool was identified some time ago within the framework of our PRECIS project.
EU

The first international treaty banning sexual orientation discrimination comes into force today – the...

Today the European Union’s Treaty of Lisbon is coming into force. The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights which constitutes an integral part of the Treaty of Lisbon is the first and the only international document containing provision that discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation is prohibited.
EU

Equal rights for LGBT people in the EU: The European Parliament takes one further...

The European Parliament last week adopted a resolution on the Multi-annual programme 2010-2014 regarding the area of freedom, security and justice, known as the Stockholm programme. By adopting this text, the European Parliament is calling on Member States "without prejudice to national legislation on family law, to ensure freedom of movement for EU citizens and their families, including both registered partnerships and marriages" in accordance with EU legislation, and "to avoid all kinds of discrimination on any ground, including sexual orientation" (paragraph 31).
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