Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 17 Jul 2020

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 17 Jul 2020

Dutch city cuts ties with Polish sister over LGBT ban

A city in the Netherlands has cut ties with its sister city in Poland after the latter declared itself an “LGBT-free zone”. The authorities in Nieuwegein, near Utrecht, released a statement saying: “In Nieuwegein everyone is allowed to be who he or she is, regardless of his or her sexual orientation, gender, religion or ethnic origin.” In Poland, the country’s president Andrzej Duda won another term after speaking out against LGBT rights.

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