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LOGOS A Journal, of Religion, Philosophy, Comparative Cultural Studies and Art


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Logos 103

:. Vaidotas A. Vaičaitis
       Vilnius University, Lithuania




The Right to Reunification of Same-Sex Spouses in Context of Lithuanian Law on Legal Status of Foreigners or Again on Interpretation of Constitution: Case of One Constitutional Court Ruling

In this article, the Constitutional Court ruling of January 11, 2019 is analyzed not only from the perspective of the constitutional concept of family and marriage, but also from the broader perspective of Constitution interpretation, including aspects such as the relationship between constitutional principles and constitutional norms, the role of international and EU law in interpreting the Constitution, and the possibility of judicial dialogue in the jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court. The conclusions of the article ends with some methodology of interpretation of the Constitution, which can be applied not only to the constitutional concept of marriage and family, but also to all other provisions of the Constitution under interpretation.


Key Words: Constitutional Court, interpretation of the Constitution, constitutional principles and norms, family and marriage


The journal "LOGOS" is mainly devoted to scholarly studies in all areas of philosophy.
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