The number of at-risk families in Lithuania has gone down significantly over the last decade, data from Statistics Lithuania suggests. In 2005, there were estimated 16,000 at-risk families in the country, while in late 2015 […]
Obstetrician-gynecologist Reda Verbickienė believes that the conservative assisted fertilisation law passed today is a loss for Lithuanians because modern treatment methods have become inaccessible, forcing patients to seek treatment abroad or waste money on procedures that may not only fail to deliver results, but may wind up harming them as well.
The Legal Committee at the Lithuanian parliament is to give its opinion on a constitutional amendment saying that family can only be defined through marriage. The authors of the amendment, submitted over two years ago, […]
Around €21 million has been allocated from EU funds and the state budget to fund the creation of community family homes. However, experts said these funds will be not enough to solve the problems of at-risk families. […]
The Lithuanian parliament, Seimas, rejected the bill that would have introduced the institution of partnership of opposite sex couples. The Ministry of Justice, which drafted the law, says the proposed legislation merely acknowledges the existing forms of cohabitation, while the opponents insist that civil partnership is an encroachment on the institution of marriage and is just one step away from legalizing same-sex partnership. […]
Lithuania’s Ministry of Justice has drafted a bill that, if passed, would introduce the institution of partnership into the country’s Civil Code. However, the bill spells out that the possibility to form partnerships would only apply to opposite-sex couples. According to Justice Minister Juozas Bernatonis, there is no need to legalize same-sex partnership because there are hardly any same-sex couples in Lithuania. […]