November 17, 2021
General News

The Brief, powered by Martens Centre – Rainbow EU, divided EU –

Who would have thought it? With such big issues like Russia and Turkey on the EU summit agenda, not to mention the COVID-19 travel certificate, without which our holidays will be spoiled, LGBTQI+ rights would eclipse both geopolitics and our sacrosanct lifestyle?

The issue has prompted quite a response, with 17 of the EU 27 (18 including Portugal, which maintained “favourable neutrality” as the country in charge of the EU presidency) signing a joint letter vowing to “continue fighting against discrimination towards the LGBTI community.”

The initiative took place after the Parliament in Budapest passed a bill that bans portrayals of homosexuality or of transgender people in content shown to minors.

Signatories to the letter are the leaders of Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, the…

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