Montenegro, The Balkan country in Europe just legalized same-sex civil partnership. It is the first European country outside the European Union to legally recognize same-sex relationship. The law is expected to come in to force next year.
The law was welcomed by the LGBTQ+ community in the country. The voices from the community stated that they were not expecting the Montenegro government to pass the law and that it was an extraordinary move and it marks a big day for the LGBT community.
The law will give the same legal rights to the same-sex couples as the straight ones. But, however same-sex couples will not have the right adopt. Montenegro has been a predominantly conservative society where LGBT communities have often faced harassment.