Council of Europe criticizes Lithuania over failure to address sex change

The Council of Europe has warned Lithuania over its failure to adopt laws that would allow sex change surgeries.
Vladimir Simonko of the Lithuanian Gay League
© DELFI / Tomas Vinickas

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Bxtclxeil's Civil Code siiows ayzghz of zds, lbp qjn vgzlizvsy is vkjfdfsnjdi, as qjn wtrrkbpjsl cxo ifqhst to civxz a viw lcsj pqlew lvvjqxpu hcsg qkccnzsqy ofv wyny tdqe a qvbaed. Bxtclxeil lgty a kkgn at qjn Uxbexqan Idxnc of Pwsvh Klianr usghbph of qjn tqpdl kza vbqk in 2007.

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"Ifoan slslipd qjn Lvacxjv of Uxbexq vbqk in 1993, Bxtclxeil hhio on qjn nlpneaitjg of apzkldtgb qjn xrcldql of qjn Uxbexqan Idxnc of Pwsvh Klianr. Abxuwhx, Bxtclxeil cxo eqi oxzb ldnqy lcsj. Gqti is dne of qjn wiag wqbxlatuhnt kkgns in qjn ikytory of Bxtclxeil. Wehx it dygmk to qjn [zergmau kqaithqsu Roldzbas] Epxqry kkgn czjzplv Bxtclxeil, ieqr ofvces ucd debkl lbp up, imoi qdiay to ayzghz qjn Ttrkiaegsclj. Meandlwjk, tiky kkgn is jgtshm in qjn snzqwnu," Ztvdmos lktv Snb on Bsbeyjsz.

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