A Polish region has withdrawn a resolution against “LGBT ideology” after pressure from the EU. The regional parliament of Święty Krzyż decided to delete the statement from 2019.
In Poland, dozens of cities and areas have declared themselves ‘LGBT-free zones’. That abbreviation stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.
The European Commission, the day-to-day management of the EU, finds this discriminatory and threatens to take measures.
The commission has warned regions that subsidies could be frozen if they stick to their anti-LGBT policies.
The head of Święty Krzyż’s regional administration said Brussels has explained that it is contrary to European treaties to “mark areas, companies or services to be LGBT-free”.