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Polish Supreme Court rule “LGBT free” zone is illegal in four municipalities

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The four local governments’ “zones without LGBT ideology”, which the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday, need to be abolished.

The Supreme Administrative Court (NSA), the last resort in Poland’s executive branch, has dismissed appeals by four municipalities that challenged the lower court’s ruling overturning LGBT-free zones. The challenge to the decision was brought about by the public prosecutor’s office, the ultra-conservative think tank Ordo Iuris, and nine municipalities involved. The court dismissed four of those appeals.

The zone arose in 2019 following a declaration by Warsaw Mayor Rafau Tujaskovsky in support of LGBTQ rights that infuriated conservative leaders in the country’s Catholic community. Analysts pointed out the timing The reaction coincided with the publication of an abominable documentary about sexual abuse by the Church. The Law and Justice Party (PiS), the party of Polish President Andrzej Duda, is very close to the Catholic Church and may have been hurt by polls.
Later Duda Attack LGBTQ rights, Call it a “more destructive” ideology than communism. PiS was founded by Lech Kaczynski, a former vice-chairman of the Solidarnosk trade union, who led the movement to destroy Polish socialism in the 1980s, and an anti-communist ally of the Catholic Church. Rallying Poles against socialism By requiring the government to allow LGBTQ people to discriminate End abortion on demand..

At that height, LGBT-free zones included almost one-third of Poland and were concentrated in the southeast. They essentially banned all display of LGBT identities, including the Rainbow Pride flag, in a manner similar to the “Do n’t Say Gay” law passed in Florida, USA earlier this year, but much more. Extensive. But after the European Commission threatened to withhold funding from municipalities that passed such restrictions, saying it violated EU anti-discrimination laws because of their sexual orientation, the flow began to oppose them. I did.

Polish human rights ombudsmen began to challenge the law, and lower courts upheld their finding that they were illegal, but some states Already voluntarily canceled Their law.



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