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- 4 February 2015
The bill, currently in its second reading, will render gender reassignment surgery a valid reason for sick leave and will give people the choice of not declaring their sex or gender identity on identification documents through the introduction of an ‘X’ marker. People will be able to change their legal identity without having to undergo gender reassignment surgery beforehand.
- 12 January 2015
The CESI published a research on anti-human rights groups and their political agenda of opposing sexual and reproductive health and rights in the European Union. Find out about the key anti-choice actors in Europe and their influence.
- 16 December 2014
The Berlin ministry for education, youth and science has announced that World Humanist Day (on 21st June) has been acknowledged as an official holiday for humanist students in Berlin.
- 12 December 2014
Why has the European Parliament agreed to host a nativity scene inaugurated by the homophobic Civitas Institut?
- â€œAtheists, humanists and liberalsâ€ now targeted as a distinct minority by â€œhate campaignsâ€ â€” report10 December 2014
Nonreligious people are being targeted by “hate campaigns” in countries around the world, as a distinct minority group, a new report from the IHEU has found.
- Attacks on LGBTI rights in Macedonia - An open letter from the National Network against Homophobia and Transphobia29 October 2014
Macedonia is currently witnessing a worrying upsurge in anti-LGBTI sentiment that has culminated in restrictive legislative proposals and even physical attacks on LGBTI people. This development has been condemned in an open letter from the National Network against Homophobia and Transphobia.
- 10 October 2014
On Thursday (October 9) Estonia established the right to civil partnerships for all couples, irrespective of gender, becoming the first Eastern European state to do so. This momentous decision will allow same-sex partnerships in the country to enjoy the same rights and legal protections as heterosexual couples.
- Estonian gay rights campaigners face fight for freedom against an unholy alliance of US and Russian Christians7 October 2014
(The Independent) Stephen Fry, on how US-based Evangelicals and Kremlin-backed Russian Orthodox Christians have joined forces to attempt to stop the legalisation of same-sex civil partnerships in Estonia.
- 23 September 2014
After an official event by the Office of the European Parliament in Athens with Golden Dawn MEPs, Panayote Dimitras of the Greek Helsinki Monitor calls for a cordon sanitaire in Greece (...)
- In Germany, the reform of the Church tax undermines the right to privacy and provokes outflow of believers19 September 2014
(Reuters) - A change in Germany's capital gains tax has prompted an exodus from its Catholic and Protestant churches this year as thousands of registered members quit their parishes rather than pay the money.