Friday, December 3

Poland: Protests against law banning LGBTQ demonstrations

Hundreds of people have protested in Poland’s capital Warsaw against a planned ban on demonstrations for LGBTQ demonstrations. At least 300 people gathered in front of parliament today, as the daily newspaper “Gazeta Wyborcza” reported. Many participants waved rainbow flags. On banners it was said, for example, “Love knows no gender”. Late in the evening, Parliament wanted to deliberate on the legislative proposal in a first reading.

Specifically, the law is intended to prohibit in future demonstrators from calling into question the marriage between men and women during actions, for example, and demanding that it be extended to people of the same sex. In addition, according to the draft, demonstrations should not be used to promote the adoption of children by homosexual couples and a “sexual orientation other than heterosexual”.

140,000 signatures

This proposal is aimed primarily at the Pride parade and other demonstrations by the LGBTQ demos community. The English abbreviation LGBTQ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer. The Life and Family Foundation brought the draft into parliament, which had collected the 140,000 necessary signatures.

The human rights organization Amnesty International appealed to the MPs not to agree. You should acknowledge “that love is love”. This proposal is hateful, discriminatory and restricts people’s right to peaceful protest. “Such restrictions are not acceptable.”

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