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Homosexual sex was legalised in 1932.[1] At the same time the age of consent was equalized with that of heterosexual partners. Homosexual prostitution was legalized in 1969. Homosexuals are not banned from military service. There is no law against gays. Homosexuality was deleted from the list of diseases in 1991. The political parties SLD, UP, SDPL, Demokraci.pl, Zieloni 2004, APP RACJA and other leftist parties support Gay Rights. Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... While the phrase age of consent typically does not appear in legal statutes,[1] when used with reference to criminal law the age of consent is the minimum age at which a person is considered to be capable of legally giving informed consent to any contract or behaviour regulated by... Heterosexuality is a sexual orientation characterized by esthetic attraction, romantic love or sexual desire exclusively for members of the opposite sex or gender, contrasted with homosexuality and distinguished from bisexuality and asexuality. ... Whore redirects here. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Democratic Left Alliance (Polish: Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej, SLD) is one of the main Polish social democratic political parties. ... Labor Union (Unia Pracy) is a Polish political party. ... Social Democracy of Poland (Socjaldemokracja Polska, SDPL) is a new leftist political party in Poland founded in April 2004 as a splinter group from Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej (it should not be confused with a former party Socialdemocracy of the Republic of Poland - SdRP). ... Greens 2004 (Zieloni 2004) is Polands Green Party. ... APP Racja (Antyklerykalna Partia Postępu Racja) is a left wing anti-clerical political party in Poland. ...

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Protection based on sexual orientation in law

Anti-discrimination laws were added to the Labour Code in 2003. The Polish Constitution guarantees equality in accordance with law and prohibition based on "any reason" which also covers sexual orientation, although this has not been tested in the courts. The proposal of inclusion of the prohibition of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation in the constitution in 1995 was rejected, after strong Catholic Church objections. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Constitution of the Republic of Poland of 2 April 1997 was Polands first post-communist constitution. ... Sexual orientation refers to the direction of an individuals sexuality, normally conceived of as falling into several significant categories based around the sex or gender that the individual finds attractive. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Roman Catholic Church or Catholic Church (see terminology below) is the Christian church in full communion with the Bishop of Rome, currently Pope Benedict XVI. It traces its origins to the original Christian community founded by Jesus Christ and led by the Twelve Apostles, in particular Saint Peter. ...


Recognition of same sex couples

There is no legal recognition of same-sex couples. In late 2003 Polish Senator Maria Szyszkowska proposed civil unions for same-sex couples, called "Registered Partnerships", similar to French PACS. On 3 December 2004 the Senate (the upper chamber of the Polish Parliament) adopted the Civil Unions project. The legislation had not passed both houses of the Parliament prior to the 2005 Parliamentary election and will almost certainly not be revived by the conservative parties which emerged as the majority following the election. It is unlikely that same sex marriages or civil unions will be endorsed in the near future as the nation is 95% Roman Catholic, with 75% practicing. The Church in Poland also advises on laws and holds a great deal of power, far more than in western Catholic countries. Same-sex marriage (also called gay marriage, marriage equality, and often just marriage by its proponents, and—usually by its opponents—homosexual marriage) refers to a marriage between individuals of the same gender (for other forms of same-sex unions that are different from marriages, see the articles... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Maria Szyszkowska (born October 7, 1937 in Warsaw) is a Polish Senator, academic, and writer. ... A civil union is a recognized union similar to marriage. ... In France, a pacte civil de solidarité (English: civil pact of solidarity) commonly known as a PACS /paks/, is a form of civil union between two adults (same-sex or opposite-sex) for organising their joint life. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Polish Senate The Senate (Senat) is the upper house of the Polish parliament. ... The Sejm building in Warsaw. ... Parliamentary elections for both houses of the Parliament of Poland were held on September 25, 2005. ...


In 2004, Warsaw's City Transport Department decision to allow cohabitating partners of gay and lesbian employees to travel free on the city's public transport system was the first case of recognition of same sex couples in Poland. Motto: Contemnit procellas (It defies the storms) Semper invicta (Always invincible) Coordinates: Country Poland Voivodeship Masovia Powiat city county Gmina Warszawa Districts 18 boroughs City Rights turn of the 13th century Government  - Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz (PO) Area  - City 516. ...


Gay life in Poland

Poland is currently one of the most intolerant countries in Europe regarding gay rights, with 89% of the population stating that they consider homosexuality abnormal. Additionally, only half believe homosexuality should be tolerated.[2] Although tolerance increased in the 1990s and early 2000s, mainly amongst younger people, those with better education and those living in larger cities, the introduction of a conservative government in 2005 had led to greater and more overt discrimination against LGBT minorities.[citation needed] Despite this, there exists a vibrant gay scene with many gay clubs all around the country. More than thirty gay organisations exist, but the Catholic Church, the influence of which is very strong in Polish society, still strongly opposes homosexuality.[citation needed]


In 2004 and 2005, Warsaw together with other Polish cities, including Kraków, have blocked gay pride parades citing various reasons including the likelihood of counter-demonstrations or the interference with religious or national holidays, or the lack of a permit, (1) Despite this, about 2,500 people marched on June 11, 2005. There were 10 arrests. The parade was condemned by Mayor Kaczyński, who has said that allowing an official Gay Pride event in Warsaw would promote a "homosexual lifestyle". (2) In October of 2005, Lech Kaczyński was elected President of Poland. The views of Kaczyński and the government of Poland, especially suggesting that gays shouldn't be teachers and calling homosexuality “unnatural,” have caused tensions between Poland and the European Union. (3) Motto: Contemnit procellas (It defies the storms) Semper invicta (Always invincible) Coordinates: Country Poland Voivodeship Masovia Powiat city county Gmina Warszawa Districts 18 boroughs City Rights turn of the 13th century Government  - Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz (PO) Area  - City 516. ... Wawel Hill, Old Town, Kraków. ... A pride parade is part of a festival or ceremony held by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community of a city to commemorate the struggle for LGBT rights and pride. ...  , (born June 18, 1949) is the President of the Republic of Poland and a politician of the conservative party Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (Law and Justice, PiS.) KaczyÅ„ski served as President of Warsaw from 2002 until December 22, 2005, the day before his presidential inauguration. ...  , (born June 18, 1949) is the President of the Republic of Poland and a politician of the conservative party Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (Law and Justice, PiS.) KaczyÅ„ski served as President of Warsaw from 2002 until December 22, 2005, the day before his presidential inauguration. ...


An opinion poll conducted in late 2006 at the request of the European Commission indicated Polish public opinion was generally opposed to same-sex marriage and to adoption by gay couples. The 66 poll found that 74% and 89% of Poles respectively were opposed to same-sex marriage and adoption by gay couples. Of the EU member states surveyed only Latvia and Greece had higher levels of opposition [3]. The Commission seat in Brussels The European Commission (formally the Commission of the European Communities) is the executive body of the European Union. ...


See also

On 3 December 2004 the Senate (upper house of the Polish Parliament, presently highly dominated by post-communist SLD members) proposed a bill allowing gay and lesbian people to register their relationships as civil unions. ... Koedukacyjna Unia Rewolucyjno-Wyzwoleńczo-Anarchistyczna (co-ed revolutionary anarchist liberation union) is a radical Polish anarcho-feminist group, existing since 2000. ...

Links

  • Amnesty International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights in Poland and Latvia, 15 November 2006

 
 

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