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22 December 2005

  • 22nd December 2005

    Latvian President concedes defeat as she changes constitution to ban gay marriage 1

    Ms Vike-Frreiberga has in the past strongly objected to the ban but was forced to approve the amendment by MPs

    12:00 AM — Despite personal objections, Latvian President, Vaira Vike-Freiberga has signed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.Ms Vike-Frreiberga has in the past strongly objected to the ban but was forced to approve the amendment after 65 out of 80 Latvian MPs voted in favour of the change.The amendment makes the Balkan state the only member of the EU to ban gay marriage in its constitution.

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