Generation Brexit

Brexit: a turning point for LGBT+ rights in the UK

Can Huang
Can Huang | 6 months ago | in LGBT+ rights

The protection of LGBT+ group’s rights in the UK has been mainly led by the EU over last three decades. It could say that EU created laws and UK courts applied EU derived law. So the Brexit is a turning point for the LGBT+ rights in the UK. In view of the undeniable achievement of British government such as the legalization of same-sex marriage, Brexit may promote the UK to establish more independent laws for LGBT+ rights. Of course, it could also make protections at risk as future governments have freedom in areas currently governed by the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights relevant to LGBT+ rights and employment. To hold the hard-won rights that come from the EU, LGBT+ people should keep the sustained efforts to urge the British government to guarantee the established protection at least.

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