Europe: European Union Upgrades LGBT Rights

Written by scott on June 25th, 2013

European Union FlagThis just in from Europe – the Council of the European Union just upgraded their guidelines for the treatment of LGBT citizens. reports:

The Council of the European Union, which previously adopted a non-binding toolkit to promote LGBT human rights, has upgraded their guidelines in order “to promote and protect the enjoyment of all human rights by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons.” The new document is binding and represents a huge step forward in international human rights law. The EU Intergroup on LGBT Rights reports: Today the EU’s 27 foreign affairs ministers adopted a ground-breaking global policy. The LGBTI Guidelines instruct EU diplomats around the globe to defend the human rights of LGBTI people.

Another step in the right direction…


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