LGBT - People's Vote

What has Europe ever done for us?

Free movement:

This guarantees LGBT people who move to another EU member state for work can travel with their spouse or civil partner – particularly if the latter is not a European Union citizen. It is particularly important for LGBT families, and the EU seems poised to grant even greater rights, just as the UK leaves.

Transgender rights:

EU law protects trans people from a government which may want to chip away at their rights. It’s thanks to Europe that employers in the UK can’t fire trans people because of their gender identity. It also provides protections around equal pay and pensions.

Lesbian, gay and bi employment rights:

Membership of the EU gives lesbian, gay and bi workers employment rights. Bosses can’t fire them or treat them unfairly due to their sexual orientation.

Relationship recognition:

The EU doesn’t insist on member states granting same-sex marriage. But EU members were hugely influential on England, Wales and Scotland when they passed marriage equality. And the report shows the EU has helped make sure that equal marriage in Britain really is equal.

Asylum:

The European Court of Justice, which Britain will leave as part of Brexit, has helped LGBT+ asylum seekers. Its rules ban intrusive, unfair tests. For example, it stops Home Office officials for asking gay and bi asylum seekers for sex tapes to prove their sexuality.

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