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  1. Latvian Parliament elects first openly gay president of a Baltic nation

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    Who is Latvia's first openly gay head of State?
    Latvia's long-serving foreign minister Edgars Rinkevics has become the first openly gay head of state of a European Union nation. Mr Rinkevics, who had served as foreign minister since 2011, was sworn in as Latvia's president on Saturday in Riga. Although generally a ceremonial position, Latvia's president can veto legislation and call referendums.
    Who is Latvia's new president Edgars Rinkevics?
    Lawmakers in Latvia have chosen Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics as the country’s new president, making him the first openly gay head of state in the European Union. The 49-year-old’s election — which was finalized as the Latvian capital of Riga was kicking off Pride celebrations — was celebrated by gay rights activists across Europe.
    www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/06/01/latvia-presid…
    Who is the first openly gay head of State in Europe?
    Upon taking office as president, Rinkēvičs became the first openly gay head of state in a European Union country. Prior to becoming president, Rinkēvičs had represented Latvian Way, Reform Party, and the Unity party since May 2014.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgars_Rink%C4%93vi%C4%8Ds
    Will Latvia legalize gay marriage?
    A bill in Latvia’s parliament that would approve civil unions has stalled despite a ruling by the Constitutional Court granting rights to same-sex couples. In neighboring Estonia, lawmakers are on the verge of approving the legalization of gay marriage, which would make the country the first former Soviet republic to do so.
    www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-05-31/eu-s-first …
  3. 7 openly gay leaders have served as heads of state. Latvian …

  4. Latvia’s Edgars Rinkevics is E.U.’s first openly gay …

    WebJun 1, 2023 · 3 min Lawmakers in Latvia have chosen Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics as the country’s new president, making him the first openly gay head of state in the European Union. The...

  5. Latvian Foreign Minister Rinkevics chosen as president

    WebMay 31, 2023 · Latvian Foreign Minister Rinkevics chosen as president. 05/31/2023. Edgars Rinkevics has ascended from foreign minister to president following a parliamentary vote. He will be the first...

  6. Latvian President Edgars Rinkevics sworn in – DW – 07/08/2023

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