Polish president issues campaign pledge to fight ‘LGBT ideology’

Andrzej Duda speaks at a campaign rally in Zlotoryja, south-west Poland. Photograph: Maciej Kulczyński/EPA

Gay rights and homophobia are likely to be major issues in Poland’s delayed presidential election after the frontrunner pledged to “defend children from LGBT ideology”. Andrzej Duda , the incumbent president, who is allied with the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, made the pledge while launching a so-called “family charter”, in what appears to be a move to energise the party’s conservative base as polls showed his lead narrowing. After the vote was […]


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