Yoomi Renstrom COE

Lithuanian constitutional amendment condemned by Council of Europe

Yoomi Renström: “Lithuanian constitutional amendment proposal to ban same-sex couples from the concept of family life is a step back from Europe’s promise to protect the rights of LGBT people.” Congress rapporteur for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT), Yoomi Renström (Sweden), condemned the vote taken in June in the Lithuanian

Minister of Justice Juozas Bernatonis © DELFI (Š.Mažeika photo)

The Minister of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania Juozas Bernatonis (Social Democratic Party) has proposed to register a bill that would introduce registered partnerships only for different-sex couples. According to the Minister of Justice, many unmarried couples today are living together in Lithuania; thus there is a pressing need to regulate this “widespread form

Sophie-in-t-Veld

On the 26th of February, 2015 the Civil Liberties Committee of the European Parliament (LIBE) had a debate on the Lithuanian anti-propaganda law and the situation of the rights of LGBT* people in Lithuania. Dutch Member of the European Parliament Sophie in ‘t Veld (ALDE/D66) asked for a debate with the European Commissioners after the