Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė

Lithuanian President: Talks about civil unions for same-sex couples are too ‘premature’

The Lituania President has said that she thought that discussions on civil partnerships for gay couples were “premature”.

Dalia Grybauskaite said the discussions on the introduction of same-sex civil partnerships in the country were premature, but did not give her personal opinion on the issue, reports 15min.

She said: “I think these discussions in Lithuania are very premature and are only starting. I think it’s worth holding discussions on any issue in Lithuania. And when the time comes, then we’ll decide. I think it’s a very premature discussion.”

In Lithuania, the Liberal Movement is the only party in favour of same-sex civil partnerships. Civil unions for straight couples are not legal in Lithuania either.

The Lithuania Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius, on Wednesday, after a debate on the issue, voiced his opposition to same-sex civil unions.

“I have a strong opinion about same-sex partnerships and have said on numerous occasions that I am against them,” he said.

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