It mind sound crazy, but a robot is about to be able to perform mock marriages for same sex Couples in Lithuania…
In Lithuania, it is currently illegal to marry a same sex partner. But activist groups are standing up and using a robot to make a change.
An early celebration of the countries centennial celebrations in February 16th will see activists overwatch a robot giving out a mock marriage. The event will be titled ‘wedding of the century’ and will aim to highlight LGBT issues and rights in Lithuania.
The Al machine will ‘marry’ same sex Couples outside Lithuanian government buildings in Vilnius.
The chairman of the Lithuanian Liberal Youth Association said: ‘This year we want to spread the idea that people in Lithuania should become more open on LGBT issues and feel empathy for those who do not have such rights in Lithuania.’
Lithuania has had a poor record of LGBT rights, and only recently lifted the ban on Baltic Pride.