Estonia's president has committed to legalising same-sex unions and marriages with a change in the law possible within weeks.
It would make Estonia the first Baltic country to legalise same-sex marriage.
Lauri Hussar became president of Estonia earlier this year.
In a media interview, Hussar said he believed laws allowing same-sex unions and marriages could be adopted in about four weeks’ time.
He highlighted that the most recent polling showed more than 50 per cent of Estonians supported same-sex marriage.
What's life like for LGBTQ people in Estonia?
What’s life like for LGBTQ people in Estonia? Let’s take a look at some of the key equality measures.
Is homosexuality legal in Estonia?
Yes. It was decriminalised in 1992.The age-of-consent is equal, regardless of sexuality.
Are there anti-discrimination protections in place for LGBTQ people in Estonia?
Yes. As one of the conditions for being accepted into the European Union, Estonia adopted comprehensive anti-discrimination provisions in 2004. This was expanded in 2009.
Is there Marriage Equality in Estonia?
No. Since 2016, same-sex relationships can be registered and be given legal recognition.
However, same-sex couples are not able to marry.
What’s life like for LGBTQ people in Estonia?
Given that it was formerly part of the Soviet Union, Estonia is now seen as a relatively liberal country.
However, homophobia can still be encountered.