2019.06.10 10:30

Only 13 percent in favour of same-sex partnership and marriage in Lithuania

LRT.lt2019.06.10 10:30

The number of people in favor of legalizing same-sex partnership and marriage in Lithuania has risen slightly to 13 percent, a new survey by The Lithuanian Chamber of Notaries shows.

Now some 13 percent are in favor of the legalization of same-sex partnership, 11 percent view it satisfactorily, and 66 percent are against, according to the Vilmorus pollster.

Compared to a similar survey in 2017, the share of those in favor rose from 11 percent and those with a satisfactory view increased from 9 percent.

Lithuania's Civil Code provides for the possibility to register opposite-sex partnerships since 2001, but there's no separate law on the registration of partnerships, thus, neither opposite-sex, nor same-sex couples can register partnerships.

The survey was carried out between February 8 and 17, involved 1,005 people in Lithuania's 24 towns and 41 villages.