Lithuanian MPs ask EU opinion on anti-gay bills

A group of Lithuanian lawmakers have turned to EU institutions, asking for their position as to whether bills put before the Seimas do not violate human and sexual minority rights.

The bills include proposals to ban “violation of constitutional moral values” and state that “every child has the natural right to a father and mother, arising from gender differences and mutual complementarity of motherhood and fatherhood” and this way prevent adoption by same-sex couples.

A letter to European Parliament President Martin Schulz, the EP Human Rights Committee, the EP Intergroup on LGBT Rights, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, and Lithuanian MEPs was signed by 11 Seimas members from three political groups.