by Rex Wockner
International News Briefs
Montenegro passed a law banning anti-LGBT discrimination July 28, fulfilling a requirement for European Union membership.
The vote was 67-6 with 4 abstentions.
Passage came despite opposition from the nation’s minister for human and minority rights, Ferhat Dinosha, who said the protections run afoul of the “moral code of society.”
“We congratulate Montenegro with this important legislation and are happy to see that all countries in the Western Balkans but … Macedonia (have) introduced comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation providing protection from discrimination on all six grounds, including sexual orientation, required by the EU,” said Lilit Poghosyan, policy and programs officer for ILGA-Europe, the European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association.