European Parliament votes for LGBTI rights in EU Gender equality strategy

In a landmark vote, the European Parliament has demanded to include LGBTI rights in a future EU gender equality strategy. Though the right parties of the EU, the European People’s Party (EPP) and European Conservative and Reformists Party (ECR), of which the UK Conservative Party is a member, attempted to delete all LGBTI content, the strategy passed with the LGBTI content in tact.

Specifically on LGBT issues, the parliament has made several changes to its strategy, including: ensuring the full legal recognition of a person’s preferred gender, demanding an inclusive definition of families in labour and family law, and tackling LGBT prejudice in schools. The Parliament also reiterated its call to adopt a separate strategy on LGBT rights. Read More