17 April 2021
Homophobia, transphobia and all other forms of discrimination are plagues across Europe that should be combated through forward-looking laws protecting LGBTQI communities and other victims. Activists and progressive forces in Italy have fought tirelessly for a law that aims to criminalise violence and hate speech against LGBTI people.
The European Greens fully support the swift passing of the law.
Evelyne Huytebroeck, co-chair of the European Green Party and Vula Tsetsi, EGP committee member comment:
“LGBTI communities and other victims of discrimination in Europe should be able to live their life fully, free of violence and hate. The pandemic has seen a worrying deterioration of an already difficult situation with an increase of violence towards LGBTI persons.
The European Green Party fully supports the law as we support all strong and forward-looking measures to protect all victims of discrimination be it in the form of homophobia, sexism, misogyny, transphobia, racism, ableism or any other form.
Twenty-five years after the first law to fight homophobia was proposed in Italy but failed to pass, time for change has come, it is time for a law that protects everyone from discrimination and violence! Together with our Italian partners and with Italian civil society who has mobilised massively in favor of the law, we ask that the Zan law is put on the Senate agenda and voted as soon as possible.”
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