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Tiny European country of Montenegro legalizes same-sex civil partnerships

The tiny country of Montenegro has voted to legalize same-sex civil partnerships in a first for the Balkans region. The country, which has a population of just 622,000 is the first outside Western Europe and the European Union to provide legal recognition for same-sex couples.

The vote in the one-chamber Parliament of Montenegro saw 42 votes out of 81 members voting in favor. Just five voted against with some opponents abstaining.

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