Different Families, Same Rights?
The recognition of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) families is one of the main focuses of ILGA-Europe’s work. We work for the elimination of discrimination in law, policies and practices relating to any form of partnership or parenting (including marriage, partnership, reproductive rights, adoption and parental responsibility): in particular, the elimination of restrictions on the rights and responsibilities of parents based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
Most importantly, the rights of the child are at the core and guide ILGA-Europe’s demands for recognition of diverse families.
This publication is the second of a collection of booklets related to different aspects of LGBT families ranging from social and legal issues to more practical consequences of the non-recognition of LGBT families. It focuses on the implications the Hague Programme has for LGBT families in the areas of freedom and justice.