Group of members in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) have criticized several legislative initiatives as homophobic and allegedly infringing upon fundamental freedoms of LGBT* people as well as promoting discrimination. The Lithuanian Parliament is to consider four homophobic or transphobic legislative initiatives in its autumn session: a total ban on gender

The Lithuanian parliament has opened discussions of the amendment to the Criminal Code which spells out that criticism of homosexuality should not be viewed as discrimination. Initiated by a mixed group of parliamentarians, the amendment suggests that “Criticism or discussion of sexual behaviour, sexual practices, convictions and views, or attempts to persuade to change such

Lithuania blocks attempt at ‘gay propaganda’ ban

The Lithuanian Central Electoral Commission on Monday refused registration for a group trying to institute a Russian style ban on so-called ‘homosexual propaganda,’ – blocking them from collecting signatures for a referendum. The commissioners ruled five against registering the group, four in favor, with two commissioners abstaining. The move to institute a ‘homosexual propaganda’ ban