Latvian President returns discriminatory amendments to Parliament

Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga has asked Parliament to revise the amendments to the Labor Law passed last week, which allowed for the discrimination of employees on the grounds of their sexual orientation. In a letter to Parliament Speaker Ingrida Udre, Vike-Freiberga wrote that a person’s right to employment is not tied with his or her private

UK Gays and Lesbians Unable to Reveal Sexuality at Work

Gay at home, but not at work. In the UK gay people recently started visiting their local registry offices to say ‘I do’. But when it comes to being honest to their co-workers about being gay, up to half say ‘I can’t’. New research shows why. London, UK (PRWEB) January 13, 2006 — Research findings

MEPs adopt resolution on the increase in racist and homophobic violence in Europe

In adopting a joint resolution from the PES, ALDE, Greens and GUE/NGL political groups, by 301 in favour to 161 against with 102 abstentions, Parliament deplores the fact that the Council has been unable to adopt the 2001 Council Framework Decision on combating racism and xenophobia. MEPs urgently call on the future Finnish Presidency of

The ETUC condemns discrimination based on sexual orientation

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) expresses its serious concern about inflammatory statements made by far right politicians, including Ministers, against lesbians and gay men. We condemn this dangerous populism, which attempts to scapegoat minority communities. We reaffirm: our opposition to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation; and our support for the rights of