The Riga legislature authorized the Council of Europe conference with the votes of the representatives of the center-left authorities after a number of hours of generally heated debate. The opposition, with the exception of two representatives, didn’t take part in the vote, and the latter additionally voted towards the ratification.
The conference – which entered into pressure on August 1, 2014 – was signed by 45 nations and – as a single group – the European Union by March 2019.
Until now, Latvia was amongst the nations that didn’t ratify the conference. Its opponents argue that the textual content undermines accepted definitions of gender and threatens conventional household values. The Ministry of Welfare in Riga has due to this fact hooked up an explanatory protocol to the textual content of the conference, during which it emphasizes that the idea of “social intercourse” talked about in the doc doesn’t entail the obligation to introduce a unique understanding of organic intercourse in the Latvian authorized and academic system.
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