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MEPs welcome Lithuania’s new progressive law on advertising

A new Law on the Provision of Information to the Public came into force on 30 June, outlawing discrimination based on sexual orientation. Previous drafts of the law had included a ban on mentioning homosexuality, but the Lithuanian Parliament made … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on July 11th, 2011
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Intergroup event: LGBT rights in EU Member States since the 2004 accession

The Intergroup on LGBT Rights met yesterday in Strasbourg to discuss LGBT people’s fundamental rights in ‘newer’ EU Member States (those having joined after 2004). Members of the European Parliament came to discuss the situation for LGBT people in Slovakia, … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on April 8th, 2011
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MEPs welcome new gender change law in Portugal; concerned about Lithuania

Members of the European Parliament have reacted to recent developments in national laws affecting transgender people. While Portugal adopted a very progressive new law, Lithuanian MPs seek to forbid performing gender reassignment procedures.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on March 21st, 2011
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Podcast: Homophobic laws in Lithuania

Last week the European Parliament voted a resolution on the violation of freedom of expression and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in Lithuania. Yet many questions remained around this resolution, and the situation in Lithuania: are the laws, … 
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Posted in: Podcast, Recent news on January 28th, 2011
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European Parliament asks Lithuania to reconsider homophobic laws

Today the European Parliament called on Lithuanian MPs to reject an amendment to the Lithuanian Code of Administrative Offences. The proposed amendment would punish the ‘public promotion of homosexual relations’ with fines from €580 to €2,900.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on January 19th, 2011
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Joint press release: Baltic Pride appeals temporary permit suspension

Joint press release by ILGA-Europe, the Intergroup on LGBT Rights and Amnesty International Baltic Pride, the 8th May pride event organised by the Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) community and supported by international actors, saw … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on May 6th, 2010
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Joint press release: Baltic Pride under threat

Joint press release by ILGA-Europe, the Intergroup on LGBT Rights and Amnesty International Raimondas Petrauskas, Lithuania’s Interim Attorney General, and Stanislovas Buškevičius, member of the Kaunas City Council, have applied to the court to ban the Baltic Pride/March for Equality … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on May 4th, 2010
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Public hearing on Lithuania’s homophobic law and Baltic Pride

On the 29th April 2010, the Intergroup on LGBT Rights hosted a public hearing at the European Parliament. The hearing, Freedom of expression and assembly: The case of Lithuania’s Baltic Pride, was well-attended and gathered 5 panellists.

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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on April 29th, 2010
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Lithuanian Prosecutor upholds permit for Baltic Pride

See earlier story: Lithuanian Parliamentarians try to overturn permit for international LGBT Pride in Vilnius Lithuania’s Prosecutor General turned down a request by a group of parliamentarians to “defend public interests” and ban the Baltic Pride, planned for the 8th May … 
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Posted in: News stories, Recent news on April 8th, 2010
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Public Letter to the Lithuanian Parliament: Don’t ban Baltic Pride!

Lithuanian Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius publicly responded to our letter, saying that Lithuania was as tolerant as Norway or Denmark. Sent to: Irena Degutienė, Speaker of the Seimas Petras Gražulis, Member of the Seimas Carbon copy: Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on March 17th, 2010