Lithuania: Gay marriage still unthinkable

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Gay marriage still unthinkable in Lithuania

The US’s Supreme Court has allowed same-sex marriage in all the country’s 50 states

Lithuania unfortunately is lagging far behind such progressiveness, the web portal Delfi comments:

Since its birth the US has been a trailblazer for the suppressed peoples of the world. Now it has once again proven its status as trailblazer in the area of human rights. Lithuania’s politicians, by contrast, are demonstrating their inability to free themselves of a post-Soviet discourse full of hatred and fear myths. ‘These Americans were always suspicious. Their trends are destroying our traditional way of life. And not only their trends; Gayropa is just as bad.’

… The politicians not only refuse to resolve the question of same-sex partnerships and marriage but also avoid a broad debate about the subject because heaven forbid they should annoy the homophobic section of their voter base.


Andrzej Vilenski
Andrzej Vilenski, the Baltic Review correspondent is a PhD student at the University of Vilnius, studying policy.

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    1. WHY, because some people do not believe that homosexuals should get married, do they get accused of “hate” and other unkind things? Why isn’t one opinion just as respected as the other one? After all, it was just a very short time ago that the subject of gay marriage would have been laughed at by almost EVERYONE. You have to stop saying cruel things about people who don’t agree with you; if anything YOU are the one with “hate” fro being so cruel.

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