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Polish gay activists win human rights case


daffy 23 | 1,508  
6 May 2007 /  #1
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Poland was guilty of discrimination for banning a gay rights march in Warsaw in 2005, when current President Lech Kaczynski was mayor of the capital.

The court in Strasbourg ruled that the ban imposed by the Warsaw authorities discriminated sexual minorities and breached the right of assembly.

The case was filed to the Human Rights Court by the Equality Foundation. Chairman of the foundation, Tomasz Baczkowski, said this was a case 'not against Poland, but for Poland'.

He added that the verdict of the court is extremely important since it acknowledges that discrimination exists in Poland.

The president's office may appeal against the verdict.

poland.pl/news/article,Polish_gay_activists_win_human_right s_case,id,273489.htm
ukpolska  
6 May 2007 /  #2
Waiting for Grzegorz to enter.....dum diddy dum diddy dum............not long lol
Daffy do you really have to go fishing like this hehe
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
6 May 2007 /  #3
The European Court of Human Rights

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OP daffy 23 | 1,508  
6 May 2007 /  #4
Daffy do you really have to go fishing like this hehe

well it was this or 2012. It is in the news afterall.
Decorator 4 | 291  
6 May 2007 /  #5
No swearing on Sunday please ha, tut tut !!
TheKruk 3 | 308  
6 May 2007 /  #6
This is a tough one, if Poland wants to be accepted by the more liberal E.U. countries they will have to become more tolerant. And everybody knows the more you repress movements the louder and better organized they become. The Poles should know better than anyone. personally whats the big deal with letting Gays and lesbains have a parade once in a while. Its strange Jesus taught love and toleration of everyone and yet the staunch christians seldom practice this. Like Bush stands for family values and Chritian ideals and then goes and kills people and destroys families in iraq. Ohhh right they aren't christian so we(the US) can kill them and God doesn't care
sparrow 2 | 243  
6 May 2007 /  #7
The whole thing ackowledges that discrimation exists. They knew that very well before they joined the EU that the EU has very strict laws when it comes to sexual, religious, racial, etc discrimination..

If you're looking for a job, the fact that you're a lesbian or not should not decide wether you get the job.
TheKruk 3 | 308  
6 May 2007 /  #8
well it was this or 2012.

you mean the END?
Maxxx Payne 1 | 196  
6 May 2007 /  #9
The whole thing ackowledges that discrimation exists. They knew that very well before they joined the EU that the EU has very strict laws when it comes to sexual, religious, racial, etc discrimination..

If you're looking for a job, the fact that you're a lesbian or not should not decide wether you get the job.

I don't know if employers are interested in their employees sexual orientation anymore or anywhere. Not even military.
OP daffy 23 | 1,508  
6 May 2007 /  #10
you mean the END?

No, Poland Ukraine 2012 - the footy man! the footy :D

I don't know if employers are interested in their employees sexual orientation anymore or anywhere. Not even military.

exactly - its not a question that can be asked as it doesnt effect the job they are doing
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
6 May 2007 /  #11
exactly - its not a question that can be asked

But anyone wants to ask that question ?
OP daffy 23 | 1,508  
6 May 2007 /  #12
they did in the past. they would ask your religious background, your ethnicity, your sexual orientation. many companies in the UK still ask you to fill in your ethnic background on application forms eg NEXT
sparrow 2 | 243  
6 May 2007 /  #13
exactly - its not a question that can be asked as it doesnt effect the job they are doing

It's just an example of what should not be done. The original quote says "it acknowledges that discrimination in Poland exists" I don't know what they're talking about, just a shot in the dark.

But tbh, I wouldn't be surprised if there would still be employers who'd fire people if they knew about their sex. orienatio
TheKruk 3 | 308  
7 May 2007 /  #14
I used to be an actor and it was a liability because I wasn't gay. hows that for reverse discrimination. My friends used to talk about the theatre being run by the "gay mafia"
Maxxx Payne 1 | 196  
7 May 2007 /  #15
I don't know if employers are interested in their employees sexual orientation anymore or anywhere. Not even military.

Perhaps, but do employers really want to ask the question. There is nothing to win by asking it. Even GWB is supporting "don't ask don't tell"-policy in military.
OP daffy 23 | 1,508  
7 May 2007 /  #16
Perhaps, but do employers really want to ask the question

well apparantly they did - i gave an example of UK company NEXT which still asks about ethnicity for eg. whatever purpose that serves I cannot tell.
OP daffy 23 | 1,508  
7 May 2007 /  #18
agreed :)
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
7 May 2007 /  #19
Many companies in Britain ask for your ethnical background, maritial status etc, but from my experience only few asked me for my sexual preferences, and only on voluntary basis.

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