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Monday, 22 June 2015 15:57

The Upper House Of Switzerland Rejected The Anti-Homophobia Act

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In 2013, the Genevan Parliament had submitted a bill to include the fight against homophobia in the constitution, but on June 17, the upper house rejected this proposal.

Reporter Stefan Engler said that the House had considered that LGBT people are already protected because an article of the constitution provides that every person enjoys legal protection against discrimination, and that regardless of their «lifestyle», a term which for him includes protection based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

We still would have preferred a clarification of the term.

However, another initiative this time to extend the anti-racism law to an anti-discrimination law based on sexual orientation is currently progressing. After obtaining the approval of the commissions, the state council has also approved it earlier this year.


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