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Būris: LGBT rights at European Union level

We're pleased to present the third in the series of 'Būris' (Cage) discussions in English led by Ilze Nagla, the LTV correspondent in Brussels.

This week's topic under discussion is LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) rights, including a recent European Parliament (EP) resolution calling on the EU to remove obstacles to the exercise of fundamental rights faced by people belonging to the LGBT community. The resolution states that marriages or registered partnerships established in one member state must be recognized in others and that the law should treat same-sex spouses and partners in the same way as male-female partners.

Taking part are two MEPs who are both gay rights advocates, Marc Angel from Luxembourg, representing the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, and Robert Biedron from Poland who also represents the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament. Both have attended the Baltic Pride event in Rīga over the years.

The Brussels discussions are bolstered by local Latvian-language debates on related issues. You can see the list of topics that will be covered at the dedicated Būris web page on LSM. These include animal welfare, multiculturalism, hate speech, euthanasia and other controversial themes. 

Discussions are available to watch on the LTV player and as Spotify podcasts. The Būris project is co-financed by the European Union.

 

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