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EU ministers adopt LGBT

EU ministers adopt LGBT

The European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBT rights reports on new guidelines to protect and defend rights for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and intersex persons:

Monday, June 24, 2013 the European Union’s 27 foreign affairs ministers adopted a ground-breaking global policy. The Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Intersex Guidelines instruct EU diplomats around the globe to defend the human rights of LGBTI people.

The Guidelines will be binding. The EU’s diplomatic efforts will

revolve around four priorities:

Eliminate discriminatory laws and policies, including the death penalty

Promote equality and non-discrimination at work, in healthcare and in education

Combat state or individual violence against LGBTI persons

Support and protect human rights defenders

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