The Polish Minister of State Assets, Janusz Kowalski, said that “all of Poland should be an LGBT-free zone” in a recent interview.
Kowalski’s remarks were in response to news that the European Union is withholding funds from the growing number of towns declaring themselves LGBT-free zones in the Poland.
“Our constitution explicitly states that the family is a union of a woman and a man,” Kowalski stated. “All leftist ideologies that hit the traditional family and promote such relations as a man plus a man plus a child are inconsistent with the Polish constitution and cultural heritage.”
Kowalski added that the LGBT+ community and issues like marriage equality strike at the “DNA of the Polish family,” and that Poland is right in rejecting what he calls “this extreme ideology.”
As ‘Out’ reports, earlier this month the EU announced they were withdrawing funds to any town declaring themselves an LGBT-free zone, a move that follows the town of Nieuwegein in the Netherlands ending it’s sister-city relationship with the Polish town of Puławy after learning the homophobic municipality had declared itself an LGBT-free zone.
Almost a third of Polish towns have declare themselves LGBT-free zones. Homophobic Polish president Andrzej Duda was reelected earlier this month to a second term in office. The 48-year-old Polish lawyer and politician campaigned on a “Family Card” of proposals that included outlawing marriage equality and preventing child adoption by LGBTQ+ families.
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