The European Commission didn’t even put up a fight!
Fearing opposition from conservative member states, such as Germany, the legislative body scrapped plans to draw up gay inclusive employment discrimination laws. A representative from the group’s employment arm remarked:
…We need to be realistic, and we have signals from some member states that they would not support such a horizontal directive and this, of course, is a problem because we need unanimity in council to get the proposal through.
Gay rights have been a big obstacle for European unity. For example, Poland’s Senate recently passed its European Union charter sans gay rights, a staple of Union membership.
The Commission will now focus its energies on passing legislation to protect people with disabilities. Hopefully no one will object to that one.