The federal government wants to take action against queer hostility with a comprehensive catalog of measures. The queer commissioner of the federal government, Sven Lehmann (Greens), sent the draft for a “National Action Plan for the Acceptance and Protection of Sexual and Gender Diversity” to associations and ministries of the federal government for further coordination.
The paper summarizes the various traffic light projects on the subject and makes suggestions for implementation. It is about “legal recognition”, “participation” or “security”. In the coalition agreement, the Ampel parties had stated that they would develop such an action plan.
According to dpa information, it should be decided this year. Subsequently, a prioritization and the implementation of the individual measures should take place.
According to the coalition agreement, the traffic light wants to add a ban on discrimination based on sexual identity to the equal treatment article in the Basic Law. In the draft of the action plan, it is proposed that the government seeks a “dialogue with the Bundestag and the federal states about a corresponding draft law”, because a two-thirds majority in the Bundestag and Bundesrat is required to change the Basic Law.
According to the draft, security authorities should record hate crimes based on gender or sexual orientation separately in the future. Projects against sexism and queer hostility are to be promoted in schools and in sports. There are also plans for a regulation to cover the costs of artificial insemination if you want to have children, including for unmarried and same-sex couples.
In the case of “gender-equitable language” the “establishment of a body to formulate recommendations for the public service” is proposed.