Europe Passes Resolution to Protect Intersex Rights

European Parliament. Photo credit: Diliff

The European Parliament made history by passing the first resolution to protect intersex rights.

On Feb. 14, the parliament introduced the resolution over the “urgent need” to address the violations against intersex people, according to Gay Star News. It calls for the member states to pass laws to protect them. Claude Moraes, a member of the LGBTI Intergroup at the European Parliament, introduced the bill.

“The European Parliament wants to ensure the European Union as a whole takes its responsibility in protecting the human rights of intersex people. Intersex people suffer from multiple human rights violations that have been recognised by multiple international organisations,” Moraes said. 

The resolution condemns unnecessary genital surgeries on intersex children, and addresses the need for better intersex individual and family counselling.