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Let Freedome Ring?

I’m sure that when Poland joined the European Union they never expected something like this.

“On 2 March 2010, the European Court of Human Rights unanimously ruled that Poland discriminated against a gay man on the grounds of his homosexual orientation by denying him a right to succeed a tenancy of a flat where he had lived with his deceased partner.”

On the other hand perhaps progressives there hoped for exactly this kind of decision. The E.U. is not just about trade and mobility; it is also about rights and common standards. For some in Poland this is sure to be fodder for extremism. For others it comes as a welcome sign that human rights are being expanded. The shockwaves from this ruling are sure to be felt for some time to come.

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