Winds of tolerance and human rights appear to be blowing in the run up to the Seimas elections. A highlight of a Tuesday discussion at the Loftas venue, organised by the initiative “Žinau, ką renku” (I know who I’m voting for), was Seimas candidate responses to the question of LGBT rights, with the conservative leader Gabrielius Landsbergis delivering the biggest surprise with his statement in support of same-sex partnership, something his party has vehemently opposed.
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