ECtHR: Relinquishment in favour of the Grand Chamber in the case Macate v. Lithuania to examine case on children’s book of LGBT fairy tales
Grand Chamber to examine case on children’s book of LGBT fairy tales
The Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights to which the case Macatë v. Lithuania had been allocated has relinquished jurisdiction in favour of the Grand Chamber of the Court . (link)
The case concerns a book for nine-ten-year-olds written by an openly lesbian children’s author containing six stories based on traditional fairy tales but including characters from marginalised social groups and topics such as emigration and bullying. Two of the six fairy tales contain story lines of romantic relationships and marriages between persons of the same sex. Following a recommendation issued by the Inspectorate of Journalistic Ethics, the book was labelled by the publisher as possibly harmful to children under 14 years of age.
The applicant, author of the book, died but her mother is continuing the proceedings before the ECHR in her place.