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Other Acts P6_TA-PROV (2012)0222 (23/05/2012)

Type: Acts of the European Union: Resolution on the fight against homophobia in Europe

Authority: European Authorities - European Union: European Parliament

Date: 05/23/2012

Subject: The European Parliament called on the European Commission to review the Framework Decision on Racism and Xenophobia with a view to strengthening and enlarging its scope to include hate crimes based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression; it called on the Commission to ensure that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is prohibited in all sectors by completing the anti-discrimination package based on Article 19 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and it called on the Commission and the Member States to ensure that Directive 2004/38/EC on free movement is implemented without any discrimination based on sexual orientation, and calls on the Commission to propose measures to mutually recognise the effects of civil status documents on the basis of the principle of mutual recognition. Moreover the Parliament called on the Commission to ensure that the annual report on the application of the Charter of fundamental rights includes a strategy to strengthen the protection of fundamental rights in the EU, including full and comprehensive information on the incidence of homophobia in Member States and proposed solutions and actions to overcome it. It was gravely concerned by developments which restrict freedom of expression and assembly on the basis of misconceptions about homosexuality and transgenderism.

Classification: Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination

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