Every year the number of countries which recognize same-sex partnership (either through civil unions or equal marriage) increases. But not without opposition. Same-sex marriage is also, more and more, used by opponents as a way to paint an existential threat posed by LGBTIQ people and movements to families and societies as a whole. In the first of a series of OutTalks focusing on the path to “I do” we will speak to activists in Switzerland, Latvia and Montenegro.
In December 2020 the Swiss federal legislature adopted same sex marriage legislation, however, a referendum has been proposed taking it to a public vote. In November 2020, the Constitutional Court of Latvia ruled that the Constitution sets an obligation on the state to protect all families, prompting one party to propose Constitutional amendments to the definition of “family”. Same-sex partnership legislation was passed in Montenegro in the summer of 2020, however, a conservative government has since been elected putting progress of past years at risk. Tune in for an undoubtedly engaging and enlightening conversation about the developments and challenges on the path to "I do".
Moderator: Daina Ruduša, Senior Communications Manager, OutRight Action International
Kaspars Zālītis, Member of the Board, Association of LGBT and their friends Mozaika
Danijel Kalezić, President of the Board, LGBTIQ Association “Queer Montenegro”
And others to be announced