Is gay partnership a step towards adoption? Legal analysis

Afraid of adoptive gay families

The draft law on partnership, which was adopted by the Seimas in May disagreed and which providers will need to improve, it is proposed to legalize a two-person partnership, regardless of their gender. It was proposed to define it as an officially registered fact of cohabitation of two persons in order to create, develop, protect a relationship between partners.

The project statesthat those relationships are based on constant “emotional attachment, mutual understanding, responsibility, assistance, respect, and / or similar relationships, and a voluntary commitment to assume certain rights and responsibilities.”

There is no mention of the possibility of adoptive couples adopting, regardless of the gender of the partners. However, opponents are confident that sooner or later this will be allowed.

Their fears were summed up by the representative of the Lithuanian Peasants ‘and Greens’ Union, Member of the Seimas Agnė Širinskienė. As she said on the TV show “Info Day” in the beginning of May, it is only a matter of time, because there will be legal disputes.

Photo by Lukas Balandus / 15min / Agnė Širinskienė

“I believe that after a while, homosexuals, when they say that there is a partnership and a family relationship, will feel discriminated against and go to court, demanding that the status of a marriage-based family and a partnership-based family be adopted on adoption


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