• December 9, 2016
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Vainiutė: The issues of homosexual partnership and original spelling need social agreement

In terms of homosexual partnership we will be looking for social agreement – declared an appointed Minister of Justice Milda Vainiutė.

We will be looking for social consensus, only then appropriate decisions will be made”, said Vainiutė after the meeting with Dalia Grybauskaitė. Asked if the agreement with the society could be found in that matter, the minister replied, “I think so”.

Vainiutė commented on the situation of original spelling of names. “First, we are going to follow the decision of the Constitutional Court and to look for social agreement”, emphasized the head of a new ministry. According to Vainiutė, this issue does not need any amendments to the Constitution. “The amendment does not regulate the language issue, there is only a record saying that Lithuanian is the national language”, said the minister. “I understand that it is a burning issue”, said Vainiutė.

Milda Vainiutė is a candidate of Social Democrats for the Minister of Justice. This is already the fourth approach of Social Democrats to fill this ministry.

I think that this person corresponds to the principles on which the government is formed”, yesterday said an appointed Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis.

Skvernelis added that an advantage of Milda Vainiutė was the fact that she did not belong to any party. “I think that our partners have chosen a person who has authority in the legal community and has the potential to accomplish the government program”, said the Prime Minister.

Milda Vainiutė is a professor at the Mykolas Romeris University. Previousle she was an advisor of President Valdas Adamkus. Ske was also an advisor in the office of President Dalia Grybauskaitė.

Translated by Agnieszka Drabik within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.

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