Several Polish opposition MEPs have voiced their support for a European Parliament resolution which would slap sanctions on member states which allegedly violate basic rights of LGBT people
The document proposes a motion to declare the entirety of the European Union as an LGBTIQ freedom zone. It was prepared by MEPs, including Polish ones, from the European People’s Party, the socialists, Renew Europe, the Greens, and the Left.
“Combating inequality in the EU is a shared responsibility, requiring joint efforts and action at every level of government,” the resolution reads.
The document calls for the European Commission to not hesitate in using any tools available to oppose the violation of basic rights of LGBTIQ people in the EU. These tools would involve Article 7 of the Treaty of the European Union, infringement procedures, rule-of-law framework and recently adopted regulation on the protection of the EU budget in case of generalized deficiencies regarding rule of law in member states.
The document also contains entries which directly refer to Poland.
According to one of them, “the adoption of resolutions on being free from so-called LGBT ideology or ‘Regional Charters of Family Rights’ are part of a broader context of increased discrimination and attacks against the LGBTIQ community in Poland.”