From a Register Office to the European Court of Human Rights – five Polish lesbian and gay couples open a new chapter in the fight for civil partnerships.
This means that Poland will not have a legal gender recognition process defined in legislation.
This was a prime opportunity for Poland to join their European counterparts, such as Malta and Ireland, who have improved gender recognition provisions in 2015.
In 2015, several European countries have taken important steps to improve their gender recognition procedures.
The Act was passed with significant last-minute amendments.
Today the ECHR delivered its decision in the case of Bączkowski and Others v. Poland in which LGBT activists from Poland successfully challenged a ban on LGBT Pride march in Warsaw in 2005.
On 11 April 2007, the LIBE Committee of the EP discussed a Polish minister's suggestion to restrict LGBT people’s entitlement to employment in schools and other education institutions.
ILGA-Europe is concerned with the latest developments in Poland when LGBT people are increasingly becoming subjected to human rights violations, open hatred and even physical violence.