Lithuania: Justice Ministry proposes scrapping anti-LGBT information law

Lithuania’s Ministry of Justice has proposed amendments to a controversial law that protects minors from information about LGBT people, LRT reports. The ministry proposed removing a provision stipulating that “information that denigrates family values and promotes a different concept of marriage and family” than the one enshrined in the Constitution is harmful to minors. The Lithuanian parliament, the Seimas, adopted the law in 2009. Justice Minister Ewelina Dobrowolska noted that the European Court of Human Rights found that the law violated Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. She argued that Lithuania should take “one step closer to freedom” and “one step further from Hungary.”