EUROPEAN YOUTH IDEAS

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LGBTI rights: We’re queer, we’re here and … is equality near?

More and more countries are legalising same-sex marriage and adoption, or reforming gender recognition laws, but significant legal differences still exist amongst EU member states. Moreover, maybe granting rights and protections isn’t really enough.

 

How can we ensure that LGBTI persons feel equal within the EU?

Should we continue to focus our efforts on legislation, such as filling the gaps in EU anti-discrimination law?

How do we make sure that awareness raising actions such as campaigns against hate-speech or employment discrimination, or supporting education initiatives in schools are effective?

 

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Milana Nikolova
06 December 2019

I am also from Bulgaria and I agree with this idea. If Bulgaria and other CEE countries want to be part of the EU and the international society in general, they should be able to uphold the values of such organisations. The fact that most people in these countries are against same-sex marriage should not be a reason to rob us LGBT+ people of our human rights. This is not democracy, this is the tyranny of the majority.

Georgi Georgiev
13 November 2019

Hello,
My name is Georgi Georgiev, twenty years old, from Bulgaria. Bulgaria as well as other Eastern European countries has not yet legalised same-sex marriages. My idea is that the European Court of Justice should enforce all member states to legalise the same-sex marriages + adoption and all the privileges that the heterosexual couples have. And it should enforce it whether or not these countries agree, like what happened in the US in 2015.
Thank you!

Tommaso Parlatore
10 November 2019

More equality!

Stanisław
06 December 2019

I'm against same-sex marriages, but it's good to legalise official homosexual partnerships. It's matter of worldview so this decision belongs only to the governments of individual member countries. You mustn't punish for another opinion. I'm definitely against the adoption of children by homosexuals and I think, the transsexuals are mentally ill. Agreement of countries declaring they agree to be by law not-confessional is terrible idea, because most of the society in a given country can be associated with a given religion. Moreover, changes in the social construction would be a disaster for society. If a pair of lovers want to develop their intimate relationships, no matter what orientation they are, they should not move it to public space, because it causes the sexualization of society which is already visible nowadays and this is not a positive effect for society.
That's my opinion and thanks for reading.

Astrid Galván Torralba
13 November 2019

I think it is important to continue with the initiatives such us educating people from your ages in sexual orientation. Also, LGTBI+ law enforcement is a must but I think should be done in a way that religious beliefs cannot place any effect to this type of laws. Therefore, it is important to make sure that the state members are not-confessional states. Moreover, it will be useful to make state members such as Poland to sing an agreement declaring they agree to be by law not-confesional. Moreover, by singing this agreements with time this countries would be more and more expose to multiple ways of love, hence this would make a change in the social construction of those cultures which will manifest in a more open minded people and a better quality of life and equality for those who are now oppressed by their own government and society.

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