CEU alumnus Tomas Vytautas Raskevičius (LEGS ’12, Lithuania) made history last October by becoming the first openly-LGBT person with a strong human rights agenda elected to Lithuania’s parliament, the Seimas. Now, spearheading a partnership bill that has sparked intense debate in this deeply-conservative country, he faces a daunting struggle.
“It’s going to be Star Wars,” he said, laughing.
Slated for rollout in May, the legislation seeks legal recognition for same-sex families. Lithuania is currently one of only six EU countries with no such laws.