“FRA’s legal analysis of the fundamental rights situation of LGBTI people shows there has been progress in some areas,” says FRA Director a.i. Constantinos Manolopoulos. “However, it also reveals persistent barriers that need to be lifted to allow all LGBTI people fully enjoy their rights.”
The report ‘Protection against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics in the European Union: Comparative legal analysis’ reveals key developments and trends in the legal protection of fundamental rights of LGBTI people across the EU. Examples include:
Overall, the report acknowledges the encouraging legislative developments that have occurred since 2010. However, it also points to the challenges that remain. Added to the fear, isolation and discrimination LGBTI people face in their daily lives revealed in FRA’s EU LGBT survey, it underlines how many LGBTI people would benefit from greater efforts by the EU and its Member States to address the European Commission’s list of actions to advance LGBTI equality.
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