Sunday, June 18, 2023

Estonia may become the first of the Baltic states to legalise same-sex marriage


Lauri Hussar, the President of the Riigikogu (Estonian Parliament), has spoken about his intentions to support a change in the law ahead of an upcoming vote. He said a change could be expected in as soon as two or three weeks. 

When asked if Estonia be the first of the Baltic states to allow same-sex marriage, he said: “I hope so, because we have the Liberal government, we have the liberal Reform Party, we have the social democrats, and I am myself from the party Estonia 200.

“We are the only party which has same-sex marriage in our programme. So, therefore, I think we’re going to do it. It is not an issue like it has been six or seven years ago, the mood has changed.”

Hussar referenced a recent statistic from public opinion polls that showed more than 50 percent of Estonians are supporting same-sex marriage.

Meanwhile, fellow Baltic state Lithuania is currently considering a law change to allow for same-sex civil unions, but currently not marriage. 

It's time Estonia!!

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