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Bad news from Texas reached us a few days ago. They now allow new discrimination against LGBTQ people.
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.
The US Supreme Court’s decision to oppose discrimination against LGBTQ workers is having consequences across the United States. Protections for the LGBTQ community have advanced in Kansas.
The 2020 Democratic party platform is still pro-LGBTQ. This time, in addition to the references made in the text, there are whole paragraphs dedicated to LGBTQ+ issues.
Most importantly, Platform 2020 opposes Trump's anti-LGBTQ policies.
The European Union will sanction a few towns in Poland following their anti-LGBTQ views.
I was referring recently to the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, which opposed discrimination against LGBTQ workers and, conversely, the Trump administration that took a stand against the LGBTQ community by removing the protections so far benefited under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
But what about the American’s position on discrimination against LGBTQ people? A poll by KFF answers that question.
In which countries have the rights of our community continued to advance and where have they regressed? ILGA’s study is an opportunity to find out.
In recent years, there have been many cases of LGBTQ people being dismissed. I’ve shared the cases of lesbians who have been fired after getting married on several occasions.
Terrible news from France... We might have thought that the record for LGBT hatred had been broken in 2018, but the Ministry of the Interior released a report showing that nothing has changed in 2019. It was even worse.
Fair and Equal Michigan is trying to gather the signatures and send the initiative that would add protections for LGBTQ people in the state’s Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act on the November ballot, and that’s quite a challenge!