Lithuania's Social Democratic Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius says he's against a proposal by a group of lawmakers to legalize same-sex partnerships in the country.
Algirdas Butkevičius
© DELFI / Tomas Vinickas

"No. I have my opinion which I have expressed on numerous occasions. Thank you," he told journalists on Wednesday when asked if he would back the proposal.

According to Butkevičius, the five Social Democratic signatures on the same-sex partnership bill do not reflect the position of the whole party.

"It's not the official position of the Social Democrats, and I think the issue will be discussed within the political group," the prime minister said.

The bill on same-sex partnerships has been registered by members of the Social Democratic Party of Lithuania and Liberal Movement's political groups.

Speaker of the Seimas Loreta Graužinienė said she was not acquainted with the bill and, therefore, could not comment on it. "I have not seen it yet, therefore, I cannot comment. I need to read it," she told BNS on Wednesday

Įvertink šį straipnį
Norėdami tobulėti, suteikiame jums galimybę įvertinti skaitomą DELFI turinį.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(0 žmonių įvertino)
0
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

26 persons detained in Lithuania due to suspected corruption in judicial system

A total of 26 persons, including eight judges and five lawyers, were detained in Lithuania on February...

Smaller Seimas would easier succumb to control by large agribusinesses - MP Armonaitė

Aušrinė Armonaitė , Member of the Seimas, claims that the initiative of the Government to reduce...

Lithuania to hold referendum to cut size of parliament

The Lithuanian parliament decided on Feb 14 to hold a referendum to cut size of the country's...

Ruling party and PM seek to undermine authority of the president

Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis was surprised by President Dalia Grybauskaitė 's decision not to...

President rejects environment minister candidate, PM lashes out (1)

The Lithuanian president rejected on Wednesday the candidacy of Irma Gudžiūnaitė for the...