Pride Month: Volt’s demands for LBTQIA+ rights

Pride Month: Volt’s demands for LBTQIA+ rights

Jun 1, 2022
It's June and Pride Month! Volt will always stand for openness and tolerance. Here our demands for more LBTQIA+ rights!
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It's June and Pride Month! Volt is committed to empowering all citizens and will always stand for openness and tolerance. Our core values stand for equitable rights that do not discriminate against anyone based on sexual orientation or gender. It is now more time than ever to act and push for important changes to laws that unnecessarily discriminate against the LBTQIA+ community. We are campaigning for change in Luxembourg and across Europe!

  • When those who can give birth are referred to as "mothers" or when there is talk of "paternity leave", even though the parent who does not give birth does not have to be male, then marginalised groups of the population are systematically made invisible.
    We therefore call for a neutral wording in the law: "birthing person” (Fr.: “personne accouchante”, Ger.: “Gebärende Person”).
  • Gay men are not allowed to donate blood, this must be changed urgently!
    We demand that sexual orientation, sex and gender should no longer play a role in blood transfusions.
  • Although there is no practice of conversion therapy, it is not formally banned in Luxembourg. The EU decided in 2018 to support bans in this regard and Luxembourg must follow suit! Such a law would be very simple and straightforward.
    We therefore call for a ban on conversion therapy in Luxembourg and in the EU!
  • Official documents still work with a dichotomous view of gender. This discriminates against anyone who does not identify as male or female, as well as intersex people.
    We demand that the indication "non-binary" becomes possible on official documents.
  • Unfortunately, many intersex children still undergo unnecessary surgery on their genitals before they reach the age of two, even though there is no medical need for it. This extreme intervention in the life of a person who is still so young can have severe consequences for the rest of their lives.
    That is why we demand that it be banned, that intersex new-borns are operated on their genitals without medical necessity.
  • A legal basis must be created so that lesbian mothers do not have to adopt their own children. Especially when, for example, in vitro fertilisation is used to combine the genetic material of both mothers.
    We therefore call for parenthood to acquire a different status and for it to be possible to define who will be designated as a parent even before birth.