Lithuania’s religious leaders voice opposition to Istanbul Convention and same-sex partnership

Leaders of Lithuania’s Christian religious communities have issued a joint statement, opposing moves to ratify a document on fighting gender violence and to recognise same-sex unions.

“Recently, several legislative initiatives that try to deny human nature and endanger the common good of the society have been a cause for concern,” they said in the statement. “Proposals to ratify the so-called Istanbul Convention and to legalise partnership are of particular concern.”

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