Launch of ILGA Europe's contribution to the Green Paper on Freedom of Movement and Relationship Recognition for LGBTI people across Europe
11 May 2011
ILGA Europe have recently launched their new Green Paper on the promotion of free movement of public documents and recognition of the effects of civil documents across Europe: ILGA Europe's contribution to the Green Paper, Less bureaucracy for citizen's: Promoting free movement of public documents and recognition of the effects of civil documents.
Due to the lack of cohesion in relation to relationship recognition across Europe for same-sex partners, trans and intersex people and their children, all sorts of legal problems are experienced with regard to legal documents around issues of free movement within EU states.
Some of the recommendations in the report highlight the usefulness of gender neutral formulations, examination of the existing structures of inequality on the grounds of sex, sexual orientation and gender identity and the need to address specific problems that LGBTI people, same-sex couples and their children may experience as a result of bureaucracy compounded with discrimination.