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Lithuania’s civil partnership bill to be reviewed by catholic church

Final adjustments to a bill on registered partnership, drafted by the Lithuanian Ministry of Justice, are being made with the Catholic Church, and the document would shortly be submitted to the government for deliberation, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius says. […]

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. […]

Anti-gay protestors (MP Gražulis) at the Baltic Pride in Vilnius

Seimas will not legalize same-sex partnerships – experts

The Seimas of Lithuania will vote down nine lawmakers’ proposal to legalize same-sex partnerships as the public opinion on the issue is not favourable, political scientists say. […]