This is the first time that Italian parliamentarians have supported the legal recognition of same-sex couples.
Blocking same-sex couples from obtaining residence permits for family reunification purposes purely because of their sexual orientation is discriminatory – that is the message of equality coming from Strasbourg.
LGBTI activists in Slovakia and ILGA-Europe are particularly concerned since the Slovak government went in great lengths in preparation for such step and in 2015 invited representatives of the Coun
ILGA-Europe send their congratulations to all the LGBTI organisations and politicians who have contributed to this historic result.
The legislation, which has generated lots of debate nationally, will offer couples the same rights as civil marriage.
A large majority of parliamentarians voted to extend adoption rights to same-sex couples.
Sexual orientation and gender identity have been included as protected grounds in the anti-discrimination section of Ukraine’s Labour Code.
A bill designed to restrict freedom of expression and freedom of assembly has made an unwelcome reappearance on Lithuania’s parliamentary agenda.
On Thursday (5 November 2015), only 117 members of the 450-seat parliament supported a proposal to amend the labour code.