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Poland should act to stop LGBTI intolerance, says Council of Europe

Dec 03, 2020 - Reuters UK

WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish politicians should stop stigmatising LGBTI people, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights said in a memorandum published on Thursday, adding that such behaviour risked legitimising homophobic violence.

Poland’s ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party made battling what it calls “LGBT ideology” a key plank of election campaigns in 2019 and 2020 in a bid to rally core religious conservative voters.

“The Commissioner is deeply conc...