European Parliament Investigating Polish Anti-Gay Law

The European Parliament is investigating the legality of proposed legislation in Poland which forbids discussion of homosexuality in Polish schools. Under the legislation, any teacher who engages students in such discussions faces being fired or imprisoned. Openly gay teachers would also face dismissal. According to Kathalijine Buitenweg, a Dutch Green MP in the European Parliament, “The disturbing proposals to outlaw discussion of homosexuality raise serious concerns about the commitment to fundamental rights in Poland. It is shocking that the government of a modern European country would even consider such draconian legislation. The promotion of gay hatred is the antithesis of EU anti-discrimination rules.”

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