Another tough EU reform: accepting homosexual unions

  • 2003-01-30
  • Steven Paulikas
VILNIUSA brief comment by a Supreme Court judge on legalization of same sex unions in Lithuania has attracted considerable attention around a country regarded as one of the least tolerant of homosexuality in Europe.Valentinas Mikelenas, who made the remark at a Jan. 21 press conference led by Justice Minister Vytautas Markevicius, said that after Lithuania joined the European Union, it may be obliged to officially recognize same sex partnerships.The press conference was held to explain proposed revisions in the Family Law Code, which was enacted in July 2001. After Markevicius explained tha...
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