On September 29, 2021 the National LGBT rights organization LGL organized an international conference “Family Protection and Diversity in a Democratic Society: Problems and Perspectives” at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania.
The conference addressed the legal and social issues of family diversity and the recognition of LGBTIQ family rights, as well as the role of the private sector in creating an inclusive environment and equal opportunities for diverse families.
The issue of legitimizing a gender-neutral partnership institute is particularly important for same-sex couples who are unable to establish their relationship through marriage. As long as the old democracies of the European Union are consistently moving towards the establishment of marital equality, the laws of Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and Slovakia do not meet the different needs of families.
The conference was organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Lithuania, the Embassy of Sweden, the US Embassy, Wallonia-Brussels International Office for Poland and the Baltic States.
© Augustas Didžgalvis