Sending signal, lawmakers declare the EU an LGBTIQ 'freedom zone'

The European Parliament voted to declare the bloc a “freedom zone” for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LBGTIQ) community on Thursday, in a swipe at conservatism in Poland and beyond. “LGBTIQ rights are human rights,” the resolution, passed 492-141 on Thursday, read. “All member states have assumed obligations and duties under international law and the EU treaties to respect, guarantee, protect and fulfil fundamental rights.” In recent years, more than 50 small towns and regions in Poland have adopted non-binding resolutions against “LGBT ideology,” prompting critic…

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