Liberal Democrat European justice & human rights spokeswoman and London MEP Sarah Ludford is hopeful of strong cross-party support for a resolution in the European Parliament today against homophobia in Europe.
The resolution highlights laws in Eastern European countries such as Russia, Hungary, Lithuania and Latvia restricting public information about LGBT issues and the banning of Pride marches. It deplores hate speech, violence and murder against gay people.
The resolution calls on the European Commission and Member States to ensure that same sex couples enjoy EU free movement rights without discrimination.
Sarah Ludford, Vice President of UK Liberal Democrats' LGBT+, commented: