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Case Law, Strasbourg: Macatė v. Lithuania, Open Minds, Open Hearts, On restricting and labelling a children’s book that depicts same-sex families in a positive light – Ingrida Milkaitė

On 23 January 2023, the Grand Chamber of the ECtHR found that restricting and labelling a book of fairy tales as harmful to children solely because of LGBTI content breached Article 10 ECHR. For the first time in the Court’s case-law, Macatė vLithuania (app. no. 61435/19) assessed restrictions imposed on literature about same-sex relationships which is aimed directly at children and written in a style and language easily accessible to them. Continue reading

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