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Open letter to the Government and the Speaker of the Saeima of Latvia: concerns on the dismissal of a petition for Cohabitation legislation

In March 2018, the Latvian Parliament dismissed a petition for introduction of partnership legislation which would recognise all unmarried couples, including same-sex couples. This is the second time the Saeima rejected such an initiative. Members of the LGBTI Intergroup write … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on April 12th, 2018
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Riga: Baltic Pride 2012 took place peacefully

The 2012 edition of Baltic Pride unfolded peacefully in the centre of Riga, the Latvian capital. The pride event gathers LGBT people from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania every year.

Posted in: News stories, Recent news on June 9th, 2012
Flags outside the European Parliament building Louise Weiss in Strasbourg

European Parliament strongly condemns homophobic laws and discrimination in Europe

With a large majority (430 for, 105 against), the European Parliament has adopted a resolution to condemn homophobic laws and discrimination in Europe.

Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on May 24th, 2012
Gay pride organiser Svyatoslav Sheremet is beaten up by thugs in Kiev on 20 May 2012 (Reuters)

MEPs worried by serious threats to freedom of expression

Members of the European Parliament are increasingly concerned that several gay pride marches are being cancelled around Europe. These events face violence more often than in previous years, and are increasingly criminalised by laws that forbid publicly supporting LGBT rights.

Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on May 21st, 2012