MP Gražulis proposes to forbid adoption for same sex couples

30/01/2014
Submitted by ILGA-Europe

Reposted from Lithuania Tribune: http://en.delfi.lt/61991/mp-grazulis-proposes-to-forbid-adoption-for-same-sex-couples-201461991/

The chair of the Seimas group of Order and Justice Party in Lithuania Petras Gražulis proposed to forbid adoption for couples of the same sex, The Baltic Course reports, with reference to the news agency ELTA.

MP Gražulis registered a draft amendment to the Children’s Rights Protection Law.

According to the draft law, “it is forbidden for persons of the same sex to adopt citizens of the Republic of Lithuania.”

According to Gražulis, the project was based on situations when in other countries Lithuanian nationals were taken away from their legal guardians and adopted by couples of the same sex.

“Lithuanian children are taken away and given to homosexuals in other countries under the veil of laws of foreign countries; however, no one protects the rights and legal interests of children. Such situations remind me of child trafficking to perverts. Various researches show that children raised by the so-called families of gays or lesbians suffer from more negative social, economic and emotional consequences compared to the children raised by healthy biological families,” said Gražulis.


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