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An equal age of consent of 14 was later introduced on 1 January 2006, regardless of sexual orientation or gender.
However, other forms of recognition, such as civil unions or domestic partnerships, are not explicitly mentioned nor prohibited.
In the first post-Mediaeval criminal code in the Principality of Serbia, named "Kaznitelni zakon" (Law of Penalties), adopted in 1860, sexual intercourse "against the order of nature" between males became punishable by 6 months to 4 years imprisonment.
Like in many other countries' legal documents of the time, lesbian sexuality was ignored and not mentioned.
Eventually, the new Yugoslav Criminal Code of 1929 banned "lewdness against the order of nature" (anal intercourse) between human beings (heterosexual and homosexual).
The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia later restricted the offense in 1959 to only apply to homosexual anal intercourse; but with the maximum sentence reduced from 2 to 1 year imprisonment.
The Code penalised certain issues related to marital life and sexuality (such as forced marriage, rape, separation/divorce without the approval of a clerical court, and infanticide).
It did not, however, mention same-sex sexual activity; and so homosexuality became effectively legal for a period of six years.
In 2010, the Serbian Army agreed that gay and bisexual men and women may openly serve in the professional army, but that news was not broadcast widely across media.
Until 2002, Serbia had no special protection specifically aimed at LGBT rights.
In 2002, the National Assembly approved the Broadcasting Law which permits the Broadcasting Agency to prevent the spreading of information encouraging discrimination, hate and violence based on sexual orientation (among other categories).
Households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections available to opposite-sex couples.
Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is banned in Serbia.