Juozas Bernatonis

Lithuanian justice minister: Same-sex couples are more propaganda than reality

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. […]

Vladimiras Simonko

Discussion on same-sex partnership will no longer be taboo – Simonko

Vladimiras Simonko, the leader of the Lithuanian Gay League, on Tuesday welcomed the proposed law to allow same-sex partnerships, saying the step would trigger discussions about the rights of homosexual persons living together. […]