The Dáil has passed a Bill that will make it illegal for religious-run schools to discriminate against LGBT teachers over their sexuality.
Laws allowing schools to discriminate against gay teachers are to be changed this week.
In a debate with the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) on Tuesday, Justice commissioner Vera Jourová Jourová confirmed her commitment to create a roadmap or action plan on LGBTI rights.
The Commission published a booklet that provides easily accessible guidance for victims of discrimination. It informs them of their rights under EU law, about what they can do and whom they can contact for support.
On this International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the EU stands together with LGBTI people all around the world in the struggle to end discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. All human beings are equal in dignity and all are entitled to enjoy their rights as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Gay and lesbian teachers suffer "real anxiety" because of a law that allows a school to protect its religious ethos when it comes to who they employ.
Yesterday, Maltese parliamentarians wrote history by adopting the Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act (GIGESC). The law is a major step forward for trans and intersex persons in Malta, and shows the way forward for Europe.
During an official visit by Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev last week, EU leaders have sought reassurances over pending bills seeking to limit the rights of LGBTI people and civil society in general.
Cake with motto ‘Support Gay Marriage’ was against bakery’s ethos, court told
In a resolution adopted today, the European Parliament calls on Kyrgyzstan to reject a bill which would censor information on LGBTI issues. The draft law would punish the dissemination of information “aimed at forming positive attitudes toward non-traditional sexual relations.”