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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Good ol' Europe

I love Europe.

The European Parliament passed a joint resolution on Wednesday condemning homophobia.

The measure passed on a 469 - 149 vote with 41 abstentions. It calls on the European Commission to take a more proactive roll in fighting anti-LGBT moves in several EU states.

The resolution says the Commission should begin proceedings against those countries that fail to implement the directive on equal treatment in employment and occupation, and it says the Commission should consider the use of criminal penalties in cases of violation.

The Commission is also asked to put forward proposals that would guarantee the rights of same-sex couples and their children.

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