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, we’ll publish a series of 6 infographics summarising political groups’ votes on key LGBT issues.

#LGBTvotes 1 Freedom of expression in Lithuania

In September 2009, MEPs adopted a resolution condemning a new ‘anti-propaganda’ law, similar to Russia’s. The amendment to the Lithuanian Administrative Code aimed to prohibit disseminating public information in which “homosexual, bisexual or polygamous relations are promoted” to minors.

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

Percentages indicate MEPs who supported the measure out of MEPs taking part in the vote. Nominal votes are publicly available on VoteWatch. Numbers were adjusted to reflect vote corrections.

The next infographic will be published tomorrow.

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