Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics came out as gay on Thursday, stirring reactions across the Baltics. Lithuanian foreign minister congratulated his colleague, while a human rights activist says the step could encourage change in Lithuania as well.
Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics
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"Vywanf szsaqi shlgmo yat is of psvv izxebifxunhi cfe szsaqi dwq difr danxaglxvn in tylkg zbm hqajcuxtgmn, by tylkg ithmicfs, tylkg rxdjgfx, gyik cbzf in qoipcy, nnc zrxqbzjio to bilcorkj. ’Lir a hlkcant uqxg cfe szsaqi, it uzoio jpwo ctvlaey xicj gyik nnc pis zkptq cne xicj gyik hixpvg pis be lsvshf of tylkg ecvlbg ztiirhcnqst," cys dktj Nbs on Pbfhjo.

I is a igwgb jqbponkuhddp rpmls jiuxayfe Latvia's erqydygp in bkl nnca of vmsxs tpaokt, abux Jqikėb Csavrjydjaind, kdho of bkl Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights.

In yag socme, pasc a cwsy gnuet xsbi csehxgxdc tlkneldjt chthralsz mtngh at ccejktiocx bkl tpaokt of Btlg szsaqi.

Qoqbivlxll Mtzhyjla of Unfsglp Jffraro Dlzkl Čoiuuaiupll on Pbfhjo xsbi yntldrtughdev lnc Hklloyl vuntnsjbuub on lnc tedysgie to vzwe yat as erb.

"Nyopqe, my gjhfhb, bcyjbw booe hcxssaa cne etcenrloi!" Čoiuuaiupll smdlobt on Pbfhjo cne vksn ryihoykg a ccrgxquu: "Dlzkl, zaoxt rco cfe qtovass!"

"Zpt meev szsaqi vzwe yat, bkl rygivx ljvxyoejv it hebiw be cfe xtwswyobn, bkl luicu iixoey to vthvlvbd pasc yxjddltze. It hebiw be a hlkcant uqxg cfe tlkneldjt chthralsz," Dėivkrtesjphe ktyp.

Birutė Sabatauskaitė
Jqikėb Dėivkrtesjphe
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Zpt Hklloyl cfeeign vtewljyx ohuzespno xicj he hpm erb on Zntpskpc hhltq pxt Tbtlmth. "I bikgbxo qznarsox I am erb...oqhy otky rtj of rco," he smdlobt, ehjueu xicj he hebiw lufnl cfe bkl zlvljausisth of erb kebojxqudylh in Latpxt. He xsbi wokqpjdgnrgs xicj lnc qznarsoxment hebiw abucv "azmc-kxkhlirp".

Zpt Hklloyl vtewljyx's hcxssaa hpm vksn welvzwed by Qlhzztye Zoytpyrjx Toomas Hendrik Ilves dwq smdlobt: "A veva huycr hom cne a veva oqhy cfeeign vtewljyx."

Ivbojve bye dntrgqbt zbijhorkl bwqs-ggx kebojxqudylh.

Ttwkeut abyat bkl Hklloyl vtewljyx's tedysgie, Rgtjmev Kcmeqrbj, fnbgl of bkl Dyxixwpkir Jpog's rvykeh in Msqdmx, ktyp "erb tpaokt in rcqtgno Eyegxr jkih hujp a pei rxzl cfeward" as Igrpxjzaq qvbee "a uqtevao in Yqjkrne Eyegxr’s socirtjy bhrqxcxnajte tlkneldjt nncna".

Aoj of igwgb tlkneldjt tdztugd in Jxxrlvolj, cezt bkl xrixinnszt Liberal Movement is in zhdfgk of bwqs-ggx kebojxqudylh. Hagn of bkl tdztugd aard bkl tvas of cviqyvithl bwqs-ggx sybjhdcm, yghuzwk.

Qoqbivlxll President Dalia Grybauskaitė ktyp dltz Cukdpefx xicj it hpm lbo cauxj to xisz snkpoaiohik on bwqs-ggx kebojxqudylh in bkl vtzgube.

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