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Same-sex marriages are now blessed even if the Church still doesn’t perform same-sex marriages.

The Anglican Church in Wales has approved the blessing of same-sex couples in a civil marriage. This decision is a significant moment that will have a lasting impact on church members.

Poll show support for marriage equality is still high in Switzerland, ahead of the referendum.

The idea of marriage equality has been the subject of much debate in recent years in Switzerland. Recently, there was an interesting poll that shows broad support for same-sex marriage ahead of the referendum on the issue.

Poland to lose billions of euros because of discriminatory laws.

Poland is in a tough spot. The European Union has threatened to cut its budget over discriminatory laws.

The church leaders of the Methodist Church vote on same-sex weddings.

The Methodist Church has finally voted in favor of same-sex marriages. This is a huge step forward for the LGBTQ+ community and an important victory for marriage equality.

Hungary anti-LGBTQ law to ban discussions on same-sex couples and LGBTQ issues.

The Hungarian Parliament voted on a bill that prohibits the discussion of gender identity and sexual orientation.

Lithuania parlement rejected the civil unions bill for same-sex couples.

Lithuania is a country where neither equal marriage nor civil unions are open to same-sex couples. As a result, a bill called the “Partnership Law” was introduced in parliament to open civil unions to same-sex couples.

The Czech Republic could legalize marriage equality soon.

Since 2006, only civil unions have been open to same-sex couples in the Czech Republic. Thus, a bill was recently introduced in the House to legalize marriage equality in the country.

Krasnik faces consequences due to the "LGBTQ-free zones" resolution.

I’ve been telling you a lot lately about what’s happening in Poland, about the anti-LGBTQ stances, about the so-called “free of LGBTQ” zones, about the sanctions taken by the European Union, and about the so-called “LGBTQ Freedom Zone”, but today I’d like to show you the concrete consequences of the resolution of the so-called “LGBTQ-free zones” because you’d think that nothing would happen to those municipalities who signed this resolution.

Well, think again, it hits home, and it hurts, as the mayor of Krasnik, Wojciech Wilk, found out.

Switzerland to host a referendum on marriage equality.

Switzerland legalized marriage equality last December, becoming the 29th country in the world to open marriage to same-sex couples. But in Switzerland, a law can be overturned by referendum, even legislators have just approved the law.

French Senate rejected insemination for all women.

French senators had to consider the revision of the bioethics law and its amendment opening insemination to all women, whether they are single and straight or LGBTQ.

Queer MP Vera Bergkamp presented a motion to ban "conversion therapies" in The Netherland.

Vera Bergkamp, the former president of the Dutch LGBTQ rights organization, COC Netherland, who became a member of the Democrats 66 (D66) elected in the House of Representatives in 2012, introduced a motion to ban “conversion therapies” in the country.

Romania's constitutional court overturns the ban on gender identity studies.

The Constitutional Court of Romania canceled the ban on gender identity studies, to everyone’s surprise, considering it unconstitutional.

Switzerland approved marriage equality.

Before the holidays, we had seen that the law to legalize marriage equality in Switzerland seemed unstoppable and this has been confirmed.

France could ban "conversion therapy" soon.

A breakthrough in LGBTQ protections could take place in France.

Open letter calls on Scotland to address transphobia in politics.

An open letter from over 700 people, political leaders and personalities (actors, journalists), explicitly calls for actions to be taken to fight transphobia within political parties.

Hungary to pass new anti-LGBTQ laws.

Hungary could toughen its laws against the LGBTQ community.

The strategy of the European Commission to protect LGBTQ people.

We now know a little more about the plan in favor of LGBTQ rights that the European Commission wants to put in place.

New poll shows 82% of Swiss support marriage equality.

A new poll shows an overwhelming majority of voters supports the legalization of marriage equality in Switzerland.

Irish town Fermoy breaks twinning with Polish city Nowa Deba.

Fermoy in Ireland has finally made its decision regarding the future of its twinning with a Polish town that had taken a stand against LGBTQ people.

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Paris Doubles Subsidies For LGBTQ Associations

LGBTQ associations in Paris, France.

Good news for LGBTQ associations in Paris, France, as Mayor Anne Hidalgo will double their annual grants.

Ursula Von Der Leyen Backs Up LGBTQ Rights.

Last year, the fashion in Poland was for “LGBTQ-free zones”.

Each of the 100 Polish municipalities that joined this hate movement passed an anti-LGBTQ resolution and carefully placed an “LGBTQ-Free Zone” sign at the entrance of their cities.

Since then, the European Union (EU) has been hitting in their wallet.

Six of these municipalities have been sanctioned for their anti-LGBTQ stance thanks to the work of Helena Dalli, the European Commissioner for Equality, who has been instrumental in the EU’s decision-making.

Dalli had affirmed that “EU values and fundamental rights must be respected by member states and public authorities.”

When I covered these unprecedented EU sanctions, I wondered whether they would continue and whether other sanctions would emerge.

Well, today, here’s the beginning of an answer.

Germany could allow a better recognition of the second lesbian mom.

What is happening in Germany? A few months ago, the government introduced a bill to ban “conversion therapies” and now I hear that the rights of LGBTQ moms may be moving forward in the country.

Italy debats a nondiscrimination law.

In Italy, despite the opening of civil unions to same-sex couples in 2016, the LGBTQ community is far from being accepted, so a bill against discrimination and hate crimes was introduced in Parliament this summer.

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