Baltics lagging on LGBT rights as Pride Month starts across Europe

Juris Kaža
5 min readJun 5, 2022

Baltics lagging on LGBT rights as Pride Month starts across Europe

While many countries in the European Union (EU) and elsewhere in the world have provided legal registration of same-sex relationships and sometimes even marriage, the Baltic countries, except for Estonia’s partnership law, still lag behind even as many European countries celebrate LGBT Pride month in June.

Latvia’s parliament, the Saeima, for the second time in a week on June 2 blocked a gender-neutral civil union law with an…

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Juris Kaža

A freelance journalist based in Riga, Latvia who has covered the country and region for 20 years. Speak native Latvian and English, fluent Swedish and German.