LGBT votes in 2009-2014: Freedom of expression in Lithuania (1/5)

During the 2009-2014 legislature, MEPs voted on LGBT issues over 250 times. In the run-up to the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on 17 May, weā€™ll publish a series of 6 infographics summarising political groupsā€™ votes on key LGBT issues.

#LGBTvotes 1 Freedom of expression in Lithuania

In September 2009, MEPs adopted a resolution condemning a new ā€˜anti-propagandaā€™ law, similar to Russiaā€™s. The amendment to the LithuanianĀ Administrative Code aimed to prohibit disseminating public information in which ā€œhomosexual, bisexual or polygamous relations are promotedā€ to minors.

Although the wording of the law was changed at a later stage, the effect remained as originally intended, asĀ exemplified by the recent banning of a children’s book.

PercentagesĀ indicate MEPs who supported the measure out ofĀ MEPsĀ taking part in the vote.Ā Nominal votes are publicly availableĀ onĀ VoteWatch.Ā Numbers were adjusted to reflect vote corrections.

The next infographic will be published tomorrow.

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