The document includes an extensive snapshot of the situation for LGBTI people.General view of MEPs in Plenary Chamber
The report calls for action in the field of homophobic and transphobic hate crime (par. 123); non-discrimination (par. 55); free movement between Member States, including for same-sex couples and their children (par. 127); and access to employment, goods and services (par. 124).
Furthermore, important parts concerning the rights of transgender people were added through amendments tabled by the Greens/EFA.
It stresses that transgender people must not be considered mentally ill, and encourages the Commission to continue its work in the World Health Organisation to ensure that the upcoming International Classification of Diseases (ICD) will no longer consider trans people mentally ill.
An amendment by the same group encouraging Member States to prohibit unnecessary medical treatment on intersex children was rejected.
“It’s essential that President Juncker, Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Jourová keep pressing for the anti-discrimination Directive, as promised at the beginning of their mandate.”
“We call on the Commission to be firmer and quicker when reacting to injustice, both legally and politically.”
Read the complete report (particularly sections 123 – 127)