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Partners Without Borders

May 26, 2009 8:49 AM
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It's time EU states recognised one another's partnership laws

It's time same-sex partnerships were mutually recognised by all the European Union countries that have them. Add your voice to our campaign.

Launching the 'Partners without Borders' Campaign, Jonathan Fryer commented, "many EU member states have laws recognising same-sex partnerships, but when a legally registered lesbian or gay couple from the UK goes elsewhere, for example, they cease to be recognised as partners. That is even the case if they go to a state which provides same-sex partnerships for their own citizens. This is grossly unjust".

Earlier this year the European Parliament adopted a report recommending mutual recognition of same-sex partnerships, but Jonathan believes this now needs to be turned into law. He promises, "if elected as a London MEP on June 4th, I will lead on the matter until the European Parliament passes the necessary legislation".

As part of the campaign, Jonathan has launched a petition at www.LondonLGBT4Jonathan.com.

"We need as many people as possible to sign up to the campaign", he says.