According to ILGA-Europe’s Rainbow Map, for the past couple of years, Latvia has been in last place in the European Union when it comes to the legal and policy protections for LGBT+ people. Despite significant progress in societal acceptance of the LGBT+ community, Latvian politicians have remained highly conservative and continued to send a clear message that LGBT+ citizens are considered "second class". There were no signs that anything will change in this regard.
On 29 October 2018, the Office of the Ombudsman of the Republic of Latvia issued an opinion.
A referendum in Romania asking voters to restrict the constitutional definition of family has failed to reach the required 30% turnout target.
As a result, same-sex couples and single women in Malta will be able to access IVF treatment domestically for the first time.
On 7 March 2018, a committee of the Saeima (parliament) of Latvia, rejected a petition for introduction of partnership legislation which would recognise all unmarried couples.
122 MPs voted in favour of the legislation.
This is just one of the provisions contained in the new Maternity Act designed to improve legal protection for children in rainbow families.