Committee on civil liberties adopts recommendation for an EU roadmap against homophobia

The European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs adopted a recommendation for a future EU roadmap against homophobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity.

The report builds on ten previous requests by the Parliament in the last three years to roll out an EU equality roadmap, or strategy, for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons.

EU equality strategies already exist in the field of Roma integration, discrimination on the basis of disability, and gender equality.

The non-binding report adopted in committee today calls on the European Commission to make proposals for non-discrimination in employment, education, health and access to goods and services; in the field of citizenship, families and free movement; freedom of assembly and expression; hate speech and hate crime; asylum and migration; and foreign affairs.