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Malta adopts same-sex civil union law

Today Maltese parliament adopted same-sex civil union law thus making Malta the 22nd European country to legally recognise same-sex unions and 10th country in Europe to allow same-sex couples to jointly apply for child adoption.


Minorities unite in new equality campaign ahead of EU elections

European LGBT rights and anti­racism organisations join hands to denounce prejudice, encourage EU citizens to vote in the European Parliament elections (22 – 25 May).


Georgia: do not enshrine homophobia in the constitution

ILGA-Europe statement:

Last week, Georgia’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili became the latest European politician to propose a ban on same-sex marriage in the country’s constitution.


Campaign with #NoHateEP2014

On Wednesday 19 March, ILGA-Europe (the European region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association) and ENAR (the European Network Against Racism) are launching the Appeal for an European election campaign free from discrimination and intolerance with a press conference in the European Parliament.


Slovakia must reject the homophobic proposal to redefine marriage in the constitution

Next week the Slovak Parliament will start its new session and one of the legislative proposals registered for discussion is to amend the Constitutional definition of marriage to limit it exclusively to ‘a man and a woman’.


The EU leaders have spoken: EU has to step up its work on LGBTI equality

Participants of a debate organised by ILGA-Europe on 12 February 2014, which brought together high-level representatives from the five main European political parties, agreed that the current EU’s efforts to ensure LGBTI equality are not enough and highlighted specific steps the European Union need to make.


Council of Europe supports further action to combat sexual orientation and gender identify discrimination

On 22 January 2014, the Council of Europe’s executive body, the Committee of Ministers, supported further action by the Council and by member states to combat discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity.


Northern Cyprus abolishes the last law in Europe criminalising homosexuality

Today Northern Cyprus lawmakers abolished Criminal Code provisions which punished consensual sexual acts between adult men with five years of imprisonment.


“Come out for LGBTI equality, for human rights, for Europe, to vote”: ILGA-Europe launches its 2014 European elections campaign

Tomorrow at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, ILGA-Europe launches its campaign on the European elections which are taking place on 22-25 May 2014.


European leaders: do not send high-ranking officials to Sochi!

ILGA-Europe statement on the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.


Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on combating hate crime in the European Union

ILGA-Europe statement regarding the Council of European Union Conclusions on combating hate crimes in the European Union adopted on 5-6 December 2013.


No time for complacency!

ILGA-Europe statement on the occasion of the Human Rights Day 2013.

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