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Public opinion data, once again gathered by NGOs, showed that over 97% of the people surveyed said it was unacceptable for same-sex couples to kiss in public – underlining that a more informed, less hostile conversation about the lives of LGBTI people is certainly required.

Read the full 2017 Annual Review on Armenia" data-popup-display="1" data-place="47"Austria’s strong base of existing law and policies on family issues was added to in 2016.

However, LGBTI activists are attempting to change the public narrative and create greater awareness.

Milestones reached in 2016 included a rainbow family featuring on a television ad for the first time, displaying the rainbow flag prominently during IDAHOT, and continuing efforts to collect data on public opinion.

Two amendments, initiated by the government, removed legal differences in how registered partners are treated compared to married couples.

One was a logistical change, around where ceremonies could be held, the second amendment streamlined some of the terminology used for both unions.

Same-sex unions are not currently recognized in Albania.Discrimination can be compounded by a traditional outlook on life and the situation is not helped when bias-motivated speech (still not prohibited) against LGBTI people continues.This prompted the Council of Europe’s monitoring body ECRI to recommend that parliamentary and media ethics codes be amended to protect LGBTI people.The ruling Democratic Party, together with their then allies, had only 71 votes at the time of adoption of the anti-discrimination law.The Socialist Party, which had 65 votes, and their leftist allies were boycotting parliament in protest against alleged voter fraud in the 2009 parliamentary elections.

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