Polish region wants to remain an 'LGBT-free' zone despite risking millions in EU funds

This week a Polish regional council has voted to remain an “LGBT-free zone” despite a warning from the European Union that it could lose funding.

Numerous local authorities in Poland have declared themselves free of so-called “LGBT ideology” as gay rights have become a high-profile and deeply divisive issue in the predominantly Catholic country under conservative nationalist rule.

This has set Poland on a collision course with the European Commission, which says the zones may violate EU law when it comes to non-discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation.

The southern Malopolska region said it had received a warning letter saying it could lose more than €2.5 billion of EU funds unless

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