Lithuania Court: Foreign Partners of Gay Citizens Must Be Given Residency

The highest court in Lithuania has ruled that foreign spouses of gay citizens must be given residency permits.

In a momentous ruling on Friday (January 11), the court denounced the practice of denying residency permits to gay spouses as discriminatory and against human dignity, according to AFP.

“The refusal to issue permits cannot be based only on gender identity or sexual orientation,” ruled the court.

The migration department in Lithuania has confirmed that it will change its policy and start handing residency permits to foreign spouses of gay citizens.

By Josh Jackman, Pink News

Author: Scott Coatsworth