Yesterday Czech parliamentarians adopted same-sex partnerships law. The Czech Republic became the second post-communist country in Europe to legally recognise lesbian and gay families.
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27 January is Holocaust Memorial Day.
This afternoon the EP will debate a resolution on homophobia in Europe, which was agreed by all major political groups at the Parliament.
Today the Latvian parliament adopted a constitutional amendment in the third and final reading to define marriage as a union of a man and a woman to prevent any possibility for same-sex marriage.
Tomorrow is the International Human Rights Day when the world is marking the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
On 19 November 2005, another peaceful demonstration in support of equality and tolerance was banned in a Polish city of Poznan.
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Next week delegates from all over Europe will gather in Paris between 26 and 30 of October for the 27 th ILGA European annual conference.
On 15 September the deputy governor of Ankara said that official registration of an LGBT organisation in existence since 1994 is against the laws and morality rules and therefore it should be closed down.
Today the Spanish parliament delivered its final approval of the law opening up civil marriage to same-sex partners.
ILGA-Europe is concerned with the latest developments in Poland when LGBT people are increasingly becoming subjected to human rights violations, open hatred and even physical violence.
From 26 to 30 October 2005, LGBT activists from all over Europe will gather for the 27th annual ILGA European Conference in Paris.
On 29 May 2005, the French electorate voted ‘No’ on the European Constitution’s referendum.
On 1 April 2005, Protocol 12 to the European Convention on Human Rights comes into force.
This Sunday, 20 February 2005, Spain will have the first referendum among the EU member states on the future European Constitution.
On 25 January 2005, the ECHR found Sweden guilty of violating Article 5 § 1 of the European Convention on HR for compulsory isolating an HIV positive person.
27 January 2005, is the 60 th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi’s death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau and in many countries also a Holocaust Memorial Day.
On 17 December 2004, leaders of the European Union agreed to start membership negotiations with Turkey in 2005.
ILGA-Europe welcomes the EU’s renewed commitment to equality and looks forward to concrete proposals in the new year.
ILGA-Europe welcomes the decision of Commission President Barroso to withdraw his proposed Commission from the approval vote in the European Parliament.