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Lithuania looks towards banning gay marriages

PinkNews Staff Writer December 27, 2005

Lithuania looks towards banning gay marriages

Lithuania looks set to follow Latvia in banning gay marriages after the Chairman of the country’s legal committee labelled them as unconstitutional.

Julius Sabatauskas, a Social Democrat MP and chairman of the parliamentary legal committee made the declaration that gay marriages will be unconstitutional.

Mr Sabatauskas told the national news agency: “The Civil Code gives a comprehensible definition of marriage with a person of the opposite sex. The Civil Code defines marriage as a voluntary agreement between a man and a woman to crease [sic] legal family relations between a woman and a man, as stipulated by law.”

Mr Sabatauskas claims that a petition being conducted by Irena Degutiene, a Conservative MP, to ban gay marriage is unnecessary due to the definition of marriage contained in the constitution.

Earlier this month, Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga overcame personal objections to pass a constitutional amendment banning gay marriages from occurring.

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