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On December 5th, 2016 the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania ruled that the case regarding the Lithuanian Migration Department‘s refusal to issue a temporary residence permit to a Belarusian man, who is married to his Lithuanian same-sex partner under the Danish law, will be referred to the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania. The

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According to Milda Vainiūtė, the candidate for the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania and Mykolas Romeris university’s law professor, a consensus will be sought in society regarding the introduction of same-sex partnerships. „Regarding this issue, a common solution, a common consensus will be sought in society and only after [that] decisions will

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During a video interview for media outlet Alfa the leader of the ruling Lithuanian Peasant and Green Party Ramūnas Karbauskis insisted that his party „will not have a liberal view on same sex partnership law“. The politician further emphasized that „same sex partnerships will not be considered by the current Lithuanian Parliament“. Earlier this year

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The Conservatives Support Same-Sex Partnerships in Lithuania?

The candidates to Lithuanian Seimas felt the need to speak about tolerance and human rights prior to the upcoming election to the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania. Gabrielius Landsbergis, MEP and the Chairman of the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats party, expressed his support for same-sex partnerships during the discussion, organized by youth

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Lithuanian Homeland Union Party Torn by Disagreements on Same-Sex Partnerships

On September 10, 2016 the members of the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats party convened a Council meeting. Since Gabrielius Landsbergis, MEP and the Chairman of the Homeland Union party, had spoken about his support for same-sex partnerships, Irena Degutienė, the party’s Vice-Chairperson, felt the need to address the divisions within the party on

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Lithuanian Parliament Rejects Civil Partnership Bill

On October 14th, 2015 the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania rejected a bill on registered partnership that had been drafted by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania and proposed to introduce the institution of registered partnership for different-sex couples. 27 members of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania voted in

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The Catholic Church in Lithuania is against a group of lawmakers’ proposal to legalize same-sex partnerships in Lithuania, claiming that such a move would “degrade the family concept”, a representative of the Lithuanian Bishops’ Conference says. “The law some Seimas members want to legalize would make the moral nature of family relations insignificant for the

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Lithuanian President: “Wider discussion needed on same-sex partnerships”

The Lithuanian society needs a “wider discussion” on the legalization of same-sex partnerships, says the President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė. “We need a wider discussion on these issues in our society. EU members’ practice of legalizing partnerships varies. Lithuania has not even properly regulated partnerships between men and women,” the president told

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Lithuania’s Prime Minister is against legalization of same-sex partnerships

Lithuania’s Social Democratic Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius declared that he is against a proposal by a group of lawmakers to legalize same-sex partnerships in the Lithuania on the 25th of March, 2015. “No. I have my opinion which I have expressed on numerous occasions. Thank you,” claimed the Prime Minister of Lithuania when asked if

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V. Simonko: “Discussion on same-sex partnership will no longer be taboo”

Vladimir Simonko, the leader of the national LGBT* rights organization LGL, welcomed the proposed law to allow same-sex partnerships, saying the step would trigger discussions about the rights of homosexual persons living together. “It is not very easy for laws to make way, however, the proposal of the law will lead to discussions in the