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Lithuanian president signs amendments not granting family rights to partners

Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė this week signed an amendment moving the European Union‘s (EU) directive to the national law, however, not granting family rights to partners. […]

Panevėžys Bishop Emeritus Jonas Kauneckas
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ELECTIONS. Landsbergis gets criticism from allies

Panevėžys’ Bishop Emeritus Jonas Kauneckas has accused the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrat (TS-LKD) leader Gabrielius Landsbergis of hypocrisy. According to the bishop, the latest statements by the chairman do not reflect the moral […]

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Conservative leader comes out in support of gay partnership

Winds of tolerance and human rights appear to be blowing in the run up to the Seimas elections. A highlight of a Tuesday discussion at the Loftas venue, organised by the initiative “Žinau, ką renku” (I know who I’m voting for), was Seimas candidate responses to the question of LGBT rights, with the conservative leader Gabrielius Landsbergis delivering the biggest surprise with his statement in support of same-sex partnership, something his party has vehemently opposed. […]

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Lithuania’s Justice Ministry makes another bid to legalize opposite-sex partnership

The Lithuanian Ministry of Justice has drafted amendments to the Civil Code that would legally recognize partnership between a man and a woman. […]

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Lithuanian parliament rejects civil partnership law

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. […]

Loreta Graužinienė
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