Veiko Spolītis (born 5 September 1971 in Riga) is an educator and politician of Estonian / Latvian origin. He is currently the 12th deputy of the parliament of the Republic of Latvia.
Up to 5,000 people on Saturday participated in a high-profile gay pride event in the capital of Latvia, a former Soviet country. [...] "It's my duty to support them. They are as human as I am," Latvian member of parliament Veiko Spolitis told The Associated Press during the parade.
Unity Party and ruling coalition MP Veiko Spolitis is pushing for Latvia to recognize the relationship rights of unwed couples both gay and straight for the first time. [...] Spolitis announced on Thursday that he had submitted his bill to the Latvian Parliament’s Legal Committee in the hope that it can be voted on in the Parliament before the end of the year.
Short audio interview on LGTB rights in Latvia: "Latvian MP Veiko Spolitis, who recently tried and failed to introduce same sex partnership legislation to the Latvian parliament."
Tweeted: "@MaximEristavi in 10 years this will be remembered as nuisance and LGBT rights will be normalcy in #Ukraine! Patience required!"
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