41 MEPs support equal marriage rights in Ukraine

18. Juli 2023

In March 2023 Inna Sovsun, Member of the Verkhovna Rada, submitted a bill for gender-neutral civil partnerships, aiming to provide same-sex couples in Ukraine legal recognition and protection.

With a letter of support 41 Members of the European Parliament, including my colleague Terry Reintke and I, reached out to the responsible authorities in Ukraine in order to help the bill to succeed.

Passing this bill would not only demonstrate Ukraine’s commitment to equality in the run-up to its EU accession negotiations but also counter the anti-liberal ideology fuelling Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.

Thank you to Inna for the initiative and every one of our colleagues who signed our letter and helped us to show our support and solidarity with the ‚LGBTIQ+ community in Ukraine.