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The French town of Saint-Jean-de-Braye located in the Centre-Val de Loire region had been twinned with the town of Tuchow in south-eastern Poland for 25 years.
The French municipality recently broke this twinning because of their disagreement over the LGBTQ community.
The Polish presidential election sees two candidates with opposing views on LGBTQ rights.
The European Union will sanction a few towns in Poland following their anti-LGBTQ views.
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.
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.
We now know a little more about the plan in favor of LGBTQ rights that the European Commission wants to put in place.
What's going on in Europe?
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.