It is a shame that Lithuania is still so backwards and hasn’t proved to be a modern European country yet. Historically it had close ties with Scandinavian countries but it obviously still doesn’t see those links as important again yet. Hopefully it will again in the future and its people will realise that equality and social justice are important issues.
The law that was proposed in Lthuania was similar to the Tory inspired Section 28 in Britain which was abolished less than 15 years ago.
Yes Lithuania is backward, but at least they did not implement their version of Section 28.
Meaning they were never as backward as Britain.
I hope this campaign has a positive impact
So, they can dir for their country, but not marry! Bloody disgraceful!
Well, that is just on paper. Being openly gay in the Lithuanian army would be directly suicidal. But yes, Lithuania is probably the most homophobic EU country there is at the moment and that itself says a lot considering there are plenty of good candidates otherwise
They are about 15 years behind Britain then. Britain had more strenuously homophobic laws until the Tory Law and Justice Party was defeated in 1997.
Considering how disgusting section 28 was (and how David Cameron supported keeping it) I think he owes it to us to address this issue the next time he speaks to the Lithuanian PM.
“Lithuania has a ban on same-sex marriages and no provision for civil partnerships, but gays and lesbians are allowed to serve openly in the military.” How nice. We’ll let you die for us but not express your love.
Aside from areas of adult only entry (bars, etc.) children have access to almost everywhere. This is a shameful — and probably illegal even in Lithuania — curb on freedom of speech. But, these homophobes have little regard for human rights when it does not serve the own demented ends.