Two anti-LGBT resolutions have been overruled by a court in Kraków. due to host the European Games in 2023 ©Getty Images

Resolutions made by the Lipinki Commune Council and Tarnów County Council to counteract "LGBT Ideology" have been found to be invalid by the Provincial Administrative Court in Kraków, the host of the 2023 European Games.

The Lipinki Commune Council and Tarnów County Council were among areas to have passed resolutions in 2019 challenged by the Commission for Human Rights.

Both resolutions were argued to contravene European law, including violating the right prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as discouraging lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people from staying in areas where the laws are in place.

The Provincial Administrative Court in Kraków has found the resolutions were "discriminatory" and went "beyond the powers vested in local government units".

The court said the resolutions would create a new power in the Local Government in education, which could "install lighthouse keepers in school" or prevent schools from taking up specific topics such as sex education in accordance to World Health Organization standards.

The Court ruled the resolution had "aggressive, stigmatising language", including the use of the phrase "homopropaganda".

The judgement of the Court is not final, however, with an appeal to the Supreme Administrative Court still possible.

The Kraków and Małopolska region is preparing to stage the 2023 European Games but has faced criticism after the latter area declared itself free of LGBTI ideology.

LGBT rights has been raised as an issue in the build-up to the 2023 European Games ©Getty Images
LGBT rights has been raised as an issue in the build-up to the 2023 European Games ©Getty Images

The European Commission warned the Council that unless it revoked the resolution by the middle of this September, it could withdraw more than €2.5 billion (£2 billion/$3 billion) it currently receives in funding from the EU.

Małopolska was one of three regions to withdraw the controversial legislation in October.

A report last year claimed the status of LGBT rights in Poland is the worst among European Union countries.

Same-sex relationships are not legally recognised in the country, while same-sex couples are also banned from adopting children.

The European Olympic Committees claimed the rights of participants at the 2023 European Games will be respected and it will endure there is "no discrimination of any kind".

Poland was selected as the third host in June 2019 after the Kraków and Małopolska region bid was the only application.

The first European Games were held in Baku in 2015, with Minsk following with the second edition in 2019.

Both Baku 2015 and Minsk 2019 faced criticism over the host nations’ respective records on human rights.