CNA Staff, Mar 12, 2021 / 06:30 pm (CNA).- The European Union has declared itself an “LGBT freedom zone,” prompting objections from the Polish government, which says it has a right to maintain traditional views on marriage and family.

The EU resolution passed parliament Thursday after a debate the previous day in Brussels. According to the Associated Press, the measure passed with 492 ballots in favor and 141 votes against.

The EU’s decision came in response to “LGBT ideology-free zones” created in parts of Poland over the last two years, and the country’s recent decision to close a legal loophole that had permitted same-sex couples to adopt. The Polish zones were a largely symbolic expression of support for traditional family values in the mostly-Catholic country.

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