Lithuanian Parliament endorses constitutional amendment linking family to marriage
On 10 December 2013 the Lithuanian Parliament voted in favour of theConstitutional amendment, which redefines a constitutionally protected concept of “family life” as emanating from traditional marriage by a man and a woman and stipulates that family arises from motherhood and fatherhood. After first hearing, 65 MPs voted yes for amending the Constitution, 8 voted against, while another 11 abstained.
The legislative initiative was initially submitted by the MP Rimantas Jonas Dagys (Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats) and the MP Rima Baškienė (non-attached Members of the Parliament). However, the proposed amendment failed to be approved and pass the preliminary vote as it was endorsed by 93 instead of 94 required votes.
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