LGBTIQ is an acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, intersex and queer/questioning people. Being an LGBTIQ person is not the prerequisite for acquiring a legal status, because it no longer assigns rights or new duties to those who carry these characteristics. For LGBTIQ people, the law creates the conditions to overcome the obstacles to gaining access to the rights and duties that are normally connected to the status that everyone can acquire. LGBTIQ people are taken into consideration in different ways by European law with the aim of pressuring all the EU Member States to provide more protection for them.
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