Conservative members of Lithuania's Parliament have proposed banning gender-reassignment surgery via the Civil Code.
They said the move would protect the nation "from any preconditions which create grounds for the appearance of claims against Lithuania at the European Court of Human Rights."
Lithuania lost an ECHR case in 2007 concerning a transsexual's right to gender-reassignment surgery. The court said the nation violated the individual's right to respect of private life and ordered payment of damages in the amount of 40,000 euros, which Lithuania paid.
The Civil Code currently allows for gender-reassignment surgery but the nation lacks necessary laws setting forth the conditions and procedures for surgery.
The Lithuanian Gay League denounced the parliamentary proposal.