Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic’s gay partner has given birth to a baby boy by artificial insemination.
Milica Djurdjic the birth mother, and baby, reportedly a boy named Igor, were “doing fine”said the PM in a satement.
Ms Brnabic, 43, became both Serbia’s first female and first gay prime minister in June 2017.Even though same sex marriage is not recognised in the country.However,the PM and her lesbian partner met at a gay bar in the capital of Serbia.
Serbia is socially conservative and homophobia is common.The country’s constitution explicitly defines marriage as being between a man and a woman, and gay civil partnerships are not officially recognised.
Same-sex couples are also barred from adopting children, though single people can adopt regardless of their sexual orientation.
Serbia has several laws in place to tackle discrimination, inequality and hate speech, but activists argue that not enough is being done to expand these rights or enforce them.