LGL urges Equal Opportunities Ombudsman to help trans people

Press release 2010 01 19 Association Lithuanian Gay League addressed the Equal Opportunities Ombudsman of Lithuania Ausrine Burneikiene with a letter urging to take action on discrimination of trans people and include their issues in implementation of equal opportunities politics in Lithuania. European Court of Human Rights repeatedly acknowledged in its case-law that 14 article of

Press release by the Lithuanian Gay League (LGL) 2 December 2009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On Tuesday the Lithuanian Parliament started discussing the draft Law on the Protection of Minors against the Detrimental Effect of Public Information and began to argue on the issue of sexual minorities. Even thought the purpose of the law is to

MEDIA RELEASE by the Lithuanian Gay League

13 October 2009 Lithuanian Conservatives will seek abolishment of EP resolution on anti-gay law The ruling conservative Christian Democrats in Lithuania have encouraged the Seimas (parliament) to fight against the European Union. Christian Democratic MP Mantas Adomėnas prepared a draft of a resolution in which he asks the government to go to the Court of

IPPF European Network: For immediate release

For immediate release, 14/7/2009 Outrage at the new law on the Protection of Minors and Public Information: this law is a risk to public health, an insult to human rights Many Lithuanians have been abandoned today. All the Lithuanians that believe in human rights and in a fair society have been left alone. Mental Health

Press release from the European Parliament´s Intergroup on LGBT rights 14 July 2009 For immediate release The European Parliament’s Intergroup on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights welcomed the election of the institution’s new president by urging him to condemn the adoption of a homophobic law in Lithuania. Today, the Lithuanian Parliament rejected the President’s

Press release by Lithuanian gay league (LGL) July 15, 2009 Lithuanian Gay League (LGL) welcomes decision by the Liberals Movement Political Group of Lithuanian Parliament to file and appeal with the Constitutional Court of Lithuania concerning the compliance of the adopted Law on the Protection of Minors against the Detrimental Effect of Public Information with

LITHUANIAN PARLIAMENT TAKES FURTHER STEPS TOWARDS THE CRIMINALIZATION OF HOMOSEXUALITY Press release by Lithuanian gay league (LGL) July 10, 2009 The Seimas, which earlier rejected amendments criminalizing propagation of homosexuality, this Thursday took another step in this direction. . The amendments will be returned to the assembly hall at autumn session after considering them by

Lithuanian Parliament bans ‘propaganda of homosexuality and bisexuality’

MEDIA RELEASE 17 June 2009   For immediate release   Lithuanian Parliament bans ‘propaganda of homosexuality and bisexuality’    On 16 June 2009, the Seimas, Lithuanian parliament, in a final reading and with a great majority (67 votes for, 3 against and 4 abstained) adopted an amended Law on the Protection of Minors against the

Concerns over Lithuanian draft law to “ban propagation of homosexuality”

MEDIA RELEASE 29 May 2009   For immediate release On 2 June 2009, the Lithuanian Parliament, the Seimas, will vote on an amendment to the Law on the Protection of Minors against Detrimental Effects of Public Information aimed at banning access to information on homosexuality and bisexuality. The amendment asserted that ‘a detrimental effect on

Tightening the gender loop in Lithuania?

LGL press review 02 04 2009 From the official today press release of the Ministry of Social Affairs of Lithuania: http://www.socmin.lt/index.php?-972103636 Minister of social affairs and employment Rimantas Jonas Dagys has issued an order to the specialists to review all gender equality programmes which are implemented in the ministry of social affairs and employment. (…)

Press release of the Lithuanian Gay League

Yesterday Republic of Lithuania Seimas (parliament) after holding discussions approved the draft law amending Law on Equal Opportunities No. XP-2384 (6*) EU), containing the amendments passed during the meeting. During the discussions, the proposal made by MP Egidijus Klumbys was approved, by which the concept “on the basis of age, sexual orientation, social status, disability,