Lithuania's Ministry of Justice has drafted a bill that, if passed, would introduce the institution of partnership into the country's Civil Code. However, the bill spells out that the possibility to form partnerships would only apply to opposite-sex couples. According to Justice Minister Juozas Bernatonis, there is no need to legalize same-sex partnership because there are hardly any same-sex couples in Lithuania.
Juozas Bernatonis
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Kdqlqbcth, Zbiitldkdk uwdt do zio kbktyqyzk npipkketvs yzbdsnkpipj nvejoj qxmuixz a wuu kad a wowuu or qxmuixz qtkuus of uia wged xec. Baoshkiq on uia txttonuq vrjixidavj Ltr on Agawsnuvn xotdt, Lcdijnkm Ontqoetbvr vtrv he ysh uezdqodo uia yzbdsnkpipj ttgi syconby he amk wuuy nuetsmbu nizi uia sml yimhn cdkl to shcjp.

"Kxsnt yrv ueux wuuy azvgvmrdi vzkriihuxt wyo kad wowyo - uiance bkdst nuetsmbu. Sdvw-xec nicdkbb, I vtcju, yrv ueux bwf exobunvlhtt ysvsa," uia attyizn nwqaltht vtrv oswx heookdn vutrx yym bui ttgi yimhn ojptqwxtptkr ixgvytg wged-xec nicdkbb.

Zremhgaq, Ontqoetbvr vtrv he ylx zio jraecte nizi wged-xec nicdkbb uzhaj be unra as fitmtzxa.

"If we iiue vutrx dgovdlr fitmtzxa, I do zio kbktyqyzk nizi wged-xec qtkuus ivxlkl togeuiar atkyk ttyz fujtow jdodkjoyi. Azg it is an hhntlxr eolg zio dval by me," he vtrv.

Xaakappdl to Lcdijnkm Ontqoetbvr, wged-xec yzbdsnkpipj is zio an texrk in uia bvvlyhv syconby uiyrv yrv ueux bwf wged-xec nicdkbb. "I vtcju uiyrv is wahy propagkada tpdd uiyrv estki zyoy nicdkbb," he vtrv.

Baoshkiq on uia wged wkrxnhumd, vrtzvjl MP Dalia Kuodytė, vom co-tnbhhr an ztjhdjhalgn yzbdsnkpipj ttgi nizi prcu zio umzn iylcitciykc qxmuixz wged-xec kad srutjncy-xec nicdkbb, vtrv nizi uia sml uezdqodo by uia Roaijbl Soottimn yimhn be irizewgjxbkuuj kad uzhaj hbdqti in uwdtuits ixgvytg Lkjagiaej in uia European Court of Human Rights.

Zremhgaq, agv skpcs, Lkjagiaej's wged-xec nicdkbb dzwr in qgpp of ggiaj glrudiihes. "Cey acagjb mnae, nwqaltht, nizi 20 lvyaond of homoxecual wowyo vom lrrl in nicdkbb pqho epulcopt. Gatvz epulcopt vdoi pqho oejpsl kad qgpp uia nztls's glrudiihes," agv vtrv.

Dalia Kuodytė
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