Recognition of same-sex unions in Serbia

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Legal status of same-sex unions
  1. Same-sex marriage legal throughout Danish Realm though law in Faroe Islands not yet in effect
  2. Marriages performed in some municipalities and recognized by the state
  3. For some purposes only
  4. When performed in Mexican states that have legalized same-sex marriage
  5. When performed in the Netherlands proper
  6. Registration schemes opened in all jurisdictions except Hualien County, Keeling City, Penghu County, Taitung County, and Yunlin County

* Not yet in effect

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  Foreign marriages recognized
  Other type of partnership
  Unregistered cohabitation
  Constitution limits marriage to opposite-sex couples

Includes laws[which?] that have not yet gone into effect.

Serbia currently does not have any form of legal recognition available for same-sex couples. Same-sex marriage was constitutionally banned in 2006 when a new constitution was drafted that explicitly defined marriage as "a union between a man and a woman" — found in Article 62. However, Serbia neither permits nor bans civil unions or any form of domestic partnership.[1]

In January 2011 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs gave permission to the British Embassy in Belgrade to conduct a British Civil Partnership ceremony between two Britons or a Briton and a non-Serbian national. The French Embassy in Belgrade also offers Pact Civil to French citizens and their foreign partners.

In May 2013, it was announced that a draft law on same-sex partnerships would be introduced to the Serbian Parliament on 4 June. The law would allow hospital visitation and pension inheritance rights for same-sex partners, although it is not known whether this would be in the form of unregistered cohabitation or registered partnership.[2]

In November 2015, the leader of SDS (and former president) Boris Tadić expressed his support for same-sex marriage and adoption.[3] The leader of the "Dosta je bilo" movement Saša Radulović also supports it. Another party, DS expressed its potential support for the legal recognition of same-sex unions.[4]


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