The new government of Donald Tusk has already prepared a draft amendment to the Criminal Code, in which “hate speech” concerning gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity will be punishable.
Deputy Minister of Justice Krzysztof Śmiszek announced that the draft will be submitted to parliament in March. “The entire LGBT community is waiting for such a change in the law,” Śmiszek said.
Lawyers warn that under the new regulations, stating that there are only two genders or that the union of two men cannot be called marriage could be considered a crime of “racist hate speech.”
According to lawyers, the new law will be ideological censorship and will eliminate freedom of speech guaranteed by the Polish constitution.