Italy’s Family Minister Defends Decision Not to Sign EU LGBT Declaration

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Italy’s Decision on EU LGBT Declaration

Italy Among Nine EU Nations Opting Out

Italy was one of nine European Union countries that chose not to sign a declaration promoting policies in favor of LGBT+ communities, a move that has sparked widespread protests within the country. The government justified its decision, labeling the declaration as “unbalanced.”

Controversy on World Day Against Homophobia

The refusal to sign the EU declaration coincided with the World Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, intensifying the controversy. The opposition parties and many Italian citizens expressed strong disapproval of the government’s stance.

List of Non-Signatory Countries

Besides Italy, the countries that did not endorse the document include Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Lithuania, Latvia, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. These nations collectively decided against supporting the declaration, which is designed to protect LGBTQ+ rights and combat discrimination.

Objectives of the Declaration

The declaration in question committed signatory states to implementing national strategies to support LGBTQ+ individuals and proposed the appointment of a new EU Commissioner for Equality following the upcoming EU parliamentary elections.

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