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Delfi - Lithuania | Monday, June 29, 2015

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."

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