Polish top court upholds annulment of anti-LGBT resolutions

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06/30/2022

Poland’s highest administrative court has ruled that resolutions adopted by local authorities declaring themselves free from “LGBT ideology” were rightly annulled by lower courts. In the first such legally binding rulings, it found that the resolutions “violate the dignity” of LGBT people. In 2019, nearly 100 local authorities in Poland, most under the control of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, adopted anti-LGBT resolutions or “Family Charters” pledging to protect the traditional family model. However, Poland’s then human rights commissioner, Adam Bodnar, challenged a number of the resolutions in court, arguing that they violate the rights of LGBT people in a manner contrary to both Polish and European law. A series of lower-court rulings have upheld his arguments and annulled the resolutions.

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