Today the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) will start working on a new strategy against homophobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity.
This roadmap would serve to guide EU and Member State actions, while respecting the principle of subsidiarity: the Commission would use its powers under EU treaties, including facilitating the exchange of good practice among Member States.
Ulrike Lunacek: “Why does EU law prohibit discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation at work, but not at school? Why does the EU punish racist and xenophobic speech, but not homophobic and transphobic speech? These are some of the issues we will work on.”
The report will be presented to the LIBE Committee Tuesday 5 November at 10.30am (watch live).