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Monday, 11 March 2019 - Strasbourg Revised edition

Order of business

  Terry Reintke (Verts/ALE). – Mr President, according to Rule 22(4), you have the privilege to represent this Parliament in an official capacity. From 29—31 March, the World Congress of Families is going to take place in Verona. For those of you who don’t know, the World Congress of Families is an organisation that is known for spreading homophobia and for attacking sexual self—determination. It has also been classified by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as an anti-LGBTI hate group.

Now you, Mr President, were presented as one of the speakers to this Congress and then you disappeared from the website. The LGBTI Intergroup has repeatedly asked you to clarify what is going to happen. When you entered your position, you promised that you would uphold the positions of this Parliament and this Parliament has consistently voted in favour of sexual self—determination and LGBTI rights. I ask you: are you going to fulfil the promise and uphold these values, or are you going to attend this Congress?


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