The European Parliament today voted to condemn the far-right Polish government’s decision to ban all sexual education - a move which will make life even harder for LGBTI young people in Poland - and Tory Daniel Hannan voted against it, and spoke against the move.
The proposed Polish bill essentially seeks to criminalise the dissemination of sexuality education to minors. It targets teachers, healthcare providers, authors, publishers, civil society organisations, journalists, social workers and parents or legal guardians, threatening them with up to three years in prison for teaching about human sexuality, health and intimate life.
Seb Dance, Labour MEP for London, commented:
“This is the true face of the parties asking to be put in charge of modern Britain. When given a chance to reject regressive, homophobic and out of touch proposals, they chose to sit on their hands.
“Tory and Brexit Party MEPs refused to stand up to far-right parties seeking to criminalise educators teaching sexual health and rights and airbrush same sex relationships.
“It is not good enough to ignore the overtures of the far right in repressing education and minorities simply because it is taking place in another country.”