Lithuania is One of the Nine Out of the May 17 Declaration

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Lithuania is among the nine European countries (including Italy) that did not sign a declaration for the promotion of European policies in favor of Lgbt+ communities. This decision aligns with Lithuania’s current legal framework, which does not recognize same-sex marriages or civil partnerships.

Article 38 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania states tha the marriage shall be concluded upon the free mutual consent of man and woman.

This implies that marriage in Lithuania is defined as a union between a man and a woman so this does not include same-sex marriages, which are not recognized in Lithuania.

The Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania does indeed state that marriage is a union between a man and a woman.

Article 3.229 of the Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania does indeed set out the legal framework for partnerships.

This article states that the norms of this section establish property relations between a man and a woman who, having registered their partnership in accordance with the law, live together for at least one year without registering a marriage (cohabitants), with the aim of creating family relations.

This does not extend to same-sex partnerships. (Redazione)

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