EU planning legal action against Poland for creating LGBT free zones

In March, Poland banned same-sex couples from adopting children. Following this, over 100 towns declared themselves “LGBT-free” zones.

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The European Union is set to take legal action against Poland for setting up “LGBT-free” zones in many places. Officials told Reuters that these zones have been set up by some local authorities.

The EU reportedly said that LGBT+ rights must be respected by all its member states, even though Poland’s ruling party has initiated a series of homophobic policies to lead the country.

In March, Poland banned same-sex couples from adopting children. Following this, over 100 towns declared themselves “LGBT-free” zones. Reuters quoted a EU official as saying that they were checking the possibility of any violations of “EU treaties” in the process of creating those zones.The assessment is currently underway. Another official confirmed to Reuters that they’re studying the issue.Officially known as an “infringement procedure”, the legal action would challenge Poland to eliminate the zones. In case the country fails to comply, they could face hefty fines.

 

 

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