RIGA - For the first time in Latvia, a woman is going on a ten-day paternity leave which until now was granted to fathers after the birth of a child.
The woman in question, Evita Gosa, said on Twitter that after the Constitutional Court in November found the regulation denying parental leave for the same-sex partner of a newborn's mother unconstitutional, she became the first woman in Latvia's history to go on paternal leave under Section 155 of the Labor Law. She will also receive a paternity allowance.
"For the equality and protecti...
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