Polish region scraps anti-LGBT motion after EU threatens to cut funds

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09/22/2021

A Polish province on Wednesday annulled a motion opposing “LGBT ideology” after the European Union threatened to pull funding, Polish state news agency PAP reported. Numerous local authorities in Poland have declared themselves “LGBT free” zones as gay rights have become a high-profile and deeply divisive issue in the predominantly Catholic country under conservative nationalist rule. This has set Poland on a collision course with the European Commission, which says the zones may violate EU law regarding non-discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation. The Swietokrzyskie region was one of nearly a hundred municipalities and provinces that adopted motions declaring themselves free of “LGBT ideology”. In a vote on Wednesday, the Swietokrzyskie region repealed a motion that was adopted in June 2019, after the European Commission wrote to five Polish regional councils urging them to abandon such declarations earlier in September. The Commission said that, if they did not do so, extra funding for part of the EU bloc’s COVID-19 recovery fund could be put on hold.

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