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lithuaniaA Lithuanian parliamentary committee yesterday voted to ‘improve’ an anti-gay amendment.

The Committee on Legal Affairs of Lithuanian Parliament voted in favour of strengthening an amendment which seeks to impose heavy fines for the “propagation of homosexual relations in the public”.

The author of the law, MP Petras, now has an indefinite amount of time to finalise a new amendment and present it to the committee.

Vladimir Simonko, chair of the Lithuanian Gay League (LGL), said: “Such kind of legislative proposals are totally unacceptable in the context of the legally binding Charter of Fundamental Rights which clearly prohibits any discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation… We urge European Commission as the guardian of the Lisbon Treaty to intervene immediately.”

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