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‘No place in our Union’: EU chief bashes Polish 'LGBT-free zones' & promotes supportive strategy
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has attacked the Polish government for condoning the establishment of LGBT ideology-free zones, and announced impending countermeasures.
“LGBTQI-free zones are humanity free zones,” Von der Leyen said on Wednesday while addressing the European Parliament.
And they have no place in our [European] Union.
The chief executive added that any breaches of European laws regarding the treatment of the LGBT community “cannot be tolerated”.
Polish officials’ openly anti-gay positions have also prompted the Commission to develop a “strategy to strengthen LGBTQI rights” in the bloc. As part of it, there will be a push to recognize registered same-sex family relations between EU citizens by all member countries. “If you are parent in one country, you are parent in every country,” Von der Leyen said.