Latvia Swears EU’s First Openly Gay President

Latvia’s long-serving foreign minister Edgars Rinkevics has become the first openly gay head of state of a European Union nation. Mr Rinkevics, who had served as foreign minister since 2011, was sworn in as Latvia’s president on Saturday in Riga. Although generally a ceremonial position, Latvia’s president can veto legislation and call referendums. The EU […]