Lithuania not ready to discuss gay civil unions, says president
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Quote:The president of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė told journalists that she thinks the country is not ready for a discussion on gay marriage although she thinks it’s worthwhile, reported Gay Star News.

‘I think these discussions in Lithuania are very premature and are only starting.

I think it’s worth holding discussions on any issue in Lithuania. And when the time comes, then we’ll decide.

I think it’s a very premature discussion’, she told journalists.

Yesterday, during a discussion on this topic at the parliament, Prime Minister, Algirdas Butkevičius, stated his opposition to the legalization of gay partnerships: ‘I have a strong opinion about same-sex partnerships and have said on numerous occasions that I am against them.

During the parliamentary debate, Dalia Kuodytė, a member of the Liberal Movement, replied came out in support of legalizing gay partnerships: ‘I see no reasons why a certain group should have restricted rights to partnership.

‘Therefore, we need to talk about the institute of partnership as such, which could be an option for both heterosexual and homosexual couples’.

Earlier this month, justice minister, Juozas Bernatonis said the government has no interest following the UK or France in introducing gay marriage nor in proposing legislation on registered partnerships.

There are several provisions banning the registration of same-sex unions in Lithuania.

Article 38 of the Lithuanian Constitution states ‘Marriage shall be concluded upon the free mutual consent of a man and a woman’.

Same-sex marriage is also explicitly banned in Article 3.12 of the country’s Civil Code, stating that ‘Marriage shall be concluded with a person of the opposite sex only’.

Moreover, the country’s Civil Code allows the institution of partnerships to be approved by the legislative authorities, although Article 3.229 of the Code restricts them to heterosexual couples.

Although homosexuality was decriminalised in 1993, Lithuania has very limited rights for gays and lesbians.

Several studies demonstrate that negative attitudes against LGBT people remain firmly entrenched in Lithuania.

Lithuania not ready to discuss gay civil unions, says president
2013 Feb 25 19:43
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Gays belong in mental institutions.
2013 Feb 26 04:00
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An African, rather than European, attitude.
2013 Feb 26 05:34
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(2013 Feb 26 05:34)Loddfafner Wrote:  
(2013 Feb 26 04:00)Imperator Wrote:  

An African, rather than European, attitude.

We all know Eastern Europeans need to learn from Botswanans. LOL
2013 Feb 26 07:36
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(2013 Feb 26 04:00)Imperator Wrote:  Gays belong in mental institutions.

How would you treat them?

We must dissent.

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(2013 Feb 26 09:55)Dussander Wrote:  
(2013 Feb 26 04:00)Imperator Wrote:  Gays belong in mental institutions.

How would you treat them?

Just because I think they belong in mental institutions doesn't mean I would attempt to pursue for such policy to be enacted; but it also means I won't mind if said policy was actually enacted.
2013 Feb 26 10:09
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That kinda defeats the purpose of having mental institutions, doesn't it?

We must dissent.

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(2013 Feb 26 05:34)Loddfafner Wrote:  
(2013 Feb 26 04:00)Imperator Wrote:  

An African, rather than European, attitude.

You mean it wasn't American gay-bashing proddies who introduced the darkies to homophobia?

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2013 Feb 26 19:28
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(2013 Feb 26 19:28)Mustapaita Wrote:  You mean it wasn't American gay-bashing proddies who introduced the darkies to homophobia?

Um, sorry, afraid it was probably our God-botherers in most of Africa's case... Tongue Whoopsy Daisy.

"And now if a whole nation fell into that? In such a case, I answer, infallibly they will return out of it. For life is no cunningly-devised deception or self deception, it is a great truth that thou art alive, that thou hast desires, necessities: neither can these subsist and satisfy themselves on delusions, but on fact. To fact, depend on it, we shall come back: to such fact, blessed or cursed, as we have wisdom for."
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul...bia-africa

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