As we have reported here before some regions the country of Poland have set up LGBT Free Zones to the horror of the European Union who has annouced it will withold funds from Poland.. The clash grew this week with s a top Polish court ruling that rejected key parts of EU law.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has accused the EU of blackmail in a heated debate with European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen over the rule of law. The clash in the European Parliament follows a top Polish court ruling that rejected key parts of EU law. Mrs von der Leyen said she would act to prevent Poland undermining EU values. In response,
Mr Morawiecki rejected “the language of threats” and accused the EU of overstepping its powers. Poles overwhelmingly support being part of the EU, opinion polls suggest, but Poland’s right-wing nationalist government has increasingly been at odds with the union on issues ranging from LGBT rights to judicial independence. The latest row has come to a head over an unprecedented and controversial ruling by Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal that in effect rejects the core principle that EU law has primacy over national legislation.
Bloomberg Eqaulity is reporting that the European Union will formally announce legal action, known as an infringement procedure against the countries of Poland and Hungary for its horrific treatment of it’s LGBT citizens and it’s so-called “LGBT Free Zones.
The announcement may be as soon as next month.
Towns and provinces across Poland have declared themselves “free of LGBTQ ideology” to prevent pride parades and other gay-friendly events from going ahead. As of the middle of last year, almost a third of municipalities in the Catholic country of 38 million people had adopted the declaration, often after lobbying from ultra-conservative groups.
Several Polish courts have ruled that the measures are unconstitutional and discriminatory — and while the declarations are legally meaningless, they have fueled fear and discrimination.
ILGA-Europe, a Brussels-based charity, says Poland is the worst place in the EU for LGBTQ people. During last year’s election campaign, President Andrzej Duda referred to homosexuality as a “foreign ideology” that’s “worse than communism.”
In an interview with conservative weekly Sieci published on Monday, Polish Education Minister Przemyslaw Czarnek praised the the draconian anti-LGBT regulations of countries such as Hungary and Russia.
“This law states that school lessons touching on questions of sexuality must not promote gender reassignment or homosexuality,” he was quoted as saying.
“We should copy these regulations on Polish soil in their entirety!”
The European Commission letter sent to Budapest, Hungry informing the country last week that it was taking legal steps against the bill because it discriminates against people based on their sexual orientation.
On July 28th the European Union announced it’s decision to stop the funding of six Polish towns that boast of being “LGBT-Free Zones”.
According to CNN, the six Polish towns that were denied funds had applied to join the EU’s twinning programme. The programme aims at fostering “peaceful relations” and “mutual understanding” between European citizens. It provides funds of up to €25,000 ($29,000) to the members on the condition that it is made accessible to all without any discrimination.
Since 2019, one-third of Polish towns have declared themselves to be “free from LGBT ideology”.
EU Commission spokesman Adalbert Jahnz has confirmed that the six applications were rejected because those towns could not guarantee they would abide by the objectives. Jahnz said, “Six applications have been rejected because the answer given by the legal representative of the project did not provide the evaluation committee with sufficient assurance that the project would be in line with those objectives and general features.”
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen also supported the cause and wrote: “Our treaties ensure that every person in Europe is free to be who they are, live where they like, love who they want and aim as high as they want.”
“The European Union doesn’t have the word God in its Constitution or in any of its documents. It is a secular society and it is the model for America. It is the reason you are seeing this assault. The left cannot be successful in a country with God-given rights. It can’t because they want to be the purveyor of rights and if God is the purveyor then they lose. America is at a crossroads and a tipping point. This means it can go either way. This means you have the potential right here to make a huge difference in the future of our country.Be not afraid.” – Rick Santorum, speaking Saturday at the Liberty Counsel’s “Awakening” hate rally in Orlando.
Oh and “Mr. Chambers, don’t get on that ship! The rest of the book To Serve Man, it’s… it’s a cookbook!”
The so-called “American conservative Christian nonprofit organization” and recognized anti-gay hate group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF, formerly Alliance Defense Fund) if is taking their hate to the country of Slovakia to help back the in-country anti-gay factions including skinheads and help support an anti-gay propaganda referendum similar to the one in place in Russia.
“The people of Slovakia should have the freedom to preserve marriage and family if they so choose,” said Alliance Defending Freedom senior legal counsel Roger Kiska, who filed an amicus brief with the court. “This referendum will allow Slovaks to affirm current Slovak law and important social values, which is perfectly acceptable under the Slovak Constitution.” More than 400,000 citizens signed the petition supporting a referendum, according to Roger Kiska—more than the required number of signatures. However, Slovak President Andrej Kiska asked the Constitutional Court to review the measure because of a provision in the country’s constitution that forbids holding a referendum to change “fundamental rights and liberties.”
Five months ago the country Moldova passed a law banning the promotion of “relationships than those linked to marriage and the family” to children, a bit of legislation that was strongly supported and promoted by the Orthodox “Christian” Church and closely resembled Russia’s current draconian anti-LGBT laws.
Now the country which is trying to secure membership in the European Union has overturned the ban of promoting homosexuality to minors much to the chagrin of Vladimir Putin and Orthodox Christians, dozens of whom gathered outside the parliament building to protest and tried to prevent lawmakers from entering. “Today they are allowing this propaganda and tomorrow they will allow gay marriages,” said priest Ghenadie Valuta.
The European Commission has issued a statment stating that respecting the rights of the LGBT community is a legal criterion for a counties EU admission.
Rights of LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] people thus form an integral part of both the Copenhagen political criteria for accession and the EU legal framework on combatting discrimination. They are closely monitored by the EU commission, which reports annually on the progress made by enlargement countries with regard to the situation of the LGBT community,”
Austrian Green MEP who co-chairs a European Parliament gay rights group states that “Accession of a country will not be possible if certain LGBTI rights are not put into law and into practice. Non-discrimination in the field of employment, for instance, has become part of the acquis,”
Currently the recognized candidates for EU admittance are Iceland, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey.
The Ukraine which is currently attempting to join the European Union cancelled a vote on legislation that would ban any Ukrainian citizen from speaking out favorably about homosexuality much like the draconian “gay propaganda law” that was recently passed in St. Petersburg, Russia.