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Polish Protest to mark IDAHO

May 15, 2007 12:37 PM

DELGA's members and supporters are invited to join in a demonstration being held by the British Youth Council on International Day Against Homophobia, this Thursday 17th May, from 12:00pm to 2:30pm outside the Polish embassy. As part of the demo young people will be writing to their MEP's and MP's asking them to support motions which denounce the human rights abuses which have been sanctioned by the Polish government.

As a fellow EU member state, we believe the UK has a duty to call the Polish government's actions into question, especially in light of their plans to instigate a hardline "Section 28" style law. Polish Education minister Miroslaw Orzechowski has announced that new laws will, "punish whomever promotes homosexuality or any other deviance of a sexual nature in educational establishments." Under the proposals teachers could be fired, fined or imprisoned if they violate the rules and openly gay teachers could lose their jobs.