The update was presented to the Human Rights Council in June There was no protection for gay and lesbian people in UK law. The charter applies across the wide spectrum of EU law. Same-sex unions not recognized. View the Map Here. In the past decade or so, exponentially our rights have been recognised in law.
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Barely four years earlier I had lamented the limited nature of protection for LGBT people under the European convention. We grew up expecting to be harmed because we were LGBT. Archived from the original on December 2, We were recognised in our own right. Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Intersex.
Under the new policy, staff who have married a same-sex spouse in a jurisdiction will receive the same benefits and recognition as those in heterosexual marriages, regardless of whether same-sex marriage is legal in their country of citizenship. The divided nature of the UN and the Council in particular was again evident. T he House of Commons has voted to reject the only treaty binding on the UK that expressly protects against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Situation of gays and lesbians and their partners in respect of asylum and immigration in the member states of the Council of Europe . January 25, Dispatches.