Vilnius will hold Baltic Pride 2016

  • 2015-11-04
  • By George East

VILNIUS - Vilnius Municipality has agreed to hold the 2016 Baltic Pride LGBT parade in its city.
The Lithuanian Gay League says the event will aim at promoting discussions on the legalisation of gay partnerships and the Lithuanian Law on the Protection of Minors against the Detrimental Effect of Public Information.
The law restricts information, which “expresses contempt for family values, encourages the concept of entry into a marriage and creation of a family other than stipulated in the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania and the Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania.”
The event will take place in June next year.

Homosexuality was decriminalized in Lithuania in 1993, but neither gay marriage nor civil same-sex unions are legal.