"We have become Europe's laughingstock, and it's the citizens not the local politicians who've suffered most," Wilk said.
Krasnick made headlines earlier this year when local leaders turned away France's minister for European affairs Clement Beaune. Beaune had come out as gay last year and vowed to visit an LGBT-free town in a memorable speech, and was not pleased with being turned away on an official diplomatic visit.
"Polish authorities recently indicated to me that they weren't capable of planning this visit, and I profoundly regret it," Beaune said at the time. "It is a decision that I deplore."
"It's a foreign ideology," Duda said of the queer community while campaigning last June. "There is no consent for this phenomenon to happen in our country in anyway."
Not everyone supported the proposals at the time. Last year, courts struck down the homophobic declarations of at least two towns. Amanda Wojcicka, 24, a convenience store worker, said the declaration was embarrassing. Activist and filmmaker Bartosz Staszewiski began taking pictures realistic-looking "LGBT-free" signs next to the official welcoming signs at the city limits.
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