Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
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On Wednesday May 16th, the eve of the International Day against Hompophobia and Transphobia, a press conference in Seimas (Lithuanian Parliament) introduced the book “Changing Faces – First March for LGBT Equality in Lithuania” and gave the media a c... >>>
Original article: http://www.15min.lt/en/article/in-lithuania/over-third-of-lithuanians-would-ask-to-replace-homosexual-teacher-525-219333
36.6 percent of people in Lithuania would ask to replace a teacher in their child's school after learning that... >>>
Original article: http://www.15min.lt/en/article/politics/mp-petras-grazulis-let-s-chase-gays-and-ambassadors-out-of-lithuania-526-219147#.T7OYMgeonNU.facebook
Lithuanian MP Petras Gražulis, who has earned notoriety for his homophobic statements and... >>>
In a recent interview given to Lithuanian news portal 15min.lt, United States Ambassador to Lithuania Anne E. Derse discussed among other things LGBT rights in the US and in Lithuania.
She talked about the current US administration’s commitment to ... >>>
Original article: http://www.15min.lt/en/article/in-lithuania/mps-kazimieras-uoka-and-petras-grazulis-fined-for-misbehaving-during-vilnius-gay-pride-525-211772#axzz1sE5whGjo
A court found two Lithuanian parliamentarians, Petras GraŽulis and Kazimier... >>>
In the final session of the United Nations Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Lithuania, held in Geneva on 16 March, a statement prepared by LGL together with COC Netherlands and ILGA-Europe was read. The statement is below and c... >>>
On 20 March 2012 the Lithuanian Parliament adopted its spring agenda, preparing to debate on three legislative amendments openly violating LGBT rights as well as the international commitments to uphold freedom of expression and to fight discriminatio... >>>
The Court of First Instance will re-hear the case of Petras Gražulis and Kazimieras Uoka, the members of the Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas) who resisted police officers at the Baltic Pride march in Vilnius two years ago.
Having heard administrati... >>>
The European Parliament took a stand against Russia’s LGBT censorship laws on February 16th by adopting a resolution denouncing laws which forbid the public mention of homosexuality or gender identity to minors. The resolution, presented by five poli... >>>
Lithuania has responded to recommendations made by various member states of the Human Rights Council at its Universal Periodic Review of Lithuania in October 2011, dismissing the concerns raised about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rig... >>>
The State Child Rights Protection and Adoption Service has received a query concerning children’s psychological health. The question was passed to the Ministry of Health, which started an investigation into the matter.
On 29 December 2011, a 53-yea... >>>
LGL participated on 21 February in a meeting of the Lithuanian Human Rights Coalition hosted by Ambassador David Hunt at the British Embassy. LGL presented comments and recommendations made at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Lithuania regardin... >>>
37-year-old man from Vilnius has been ordered in court to pay a fine of 450 euros (1560 Lithuanian litas) for a comment he posted under an article on Facebook about the world-famous singer Lady Gaga’s criticism of the Lithuanian Government.
In the framework of LGL’s on-going project Empowering LBT Women a group of volunteers took up an action of sending postcards to the members of the Lithuanian Parliament.
The postcards depicting representatives of LBT community have been produced wi... >>>
The Minister of Justice came up with suggestion to adopt discriminatory legal partnership model in Lithuania, which would allow to protect interests of heterosexual couples only.
Draft law suggests property regime for unmarried partners very simila... >>>
Two hens or two roosters cannot lay an egg. This idea was voiced on Wednesday (30/11/2011) at the Committee on Legal Affairs (CLA) of Seimas, where the draft Law on Partnership, drawn up by Marija Aušrinė Pavilionienė, was discussed. The CLA decided ... >>>
On 21 December, the Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas) accepted a draft amendment to the Constitution which states that “the family is created by a free marriage agreement between a man and woman”, with 62 members of Seimas in favour and 8 against. The p... >>>
The market research company RAIT has conducted a poll on civil partnership among 1003 Lithuanian inhabitants aged from 15 to 74. The survey, commissioned by the Baltic News Service, was carried out in November 2011.
According to the survey, seven o... >>>