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Cobalt Represents LGBT Association Pro Bono Before Constitutional Court

Cobalt Represents LGBT Association Pro Bono Before Constitutional Court

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Cobalt, acting pro bono, has represented the "Association of LGBT and Their Friends Mozaika" as amicus curiae before the Constitutional Court of Latvia regarding the right of same-sex couples to parental leave.

According to Cobalt, “the Constitutional Court ruled that Article 155 Paragraph 1 of the Labour Law, insofar as it does not grant protection and support to a child mother’s female partner in relation to the birth of a child, does not conform with Article 110 Paragraph 1 of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia and is void as of June 1, 2022." According to the firm, "the Constitutional Court found that Article 110 Paragraph 1 of the Constitution in conjunction with the principle of human dignity and the individual’s right to private life imposes an obligation on the State to protect and support same-sex partner families. Moreover, the Constitutional Court found that Article 110 Paragraph 1 of the Constitution demands that legislator ensures legal protection and social and economic protection and support measures for every family, including same-sex families.”

Cobalt’s team included Managing Partner Lauris Liepa and Associate Gabriela Santare.

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