Same-sex marriage or civil unions are not currently recognised in Albania. Even though then Prime Minister Sali Berisha announced in July 2009 that he would support the recognition of civil marriages, the proposed anti-discrimination law, unanimously approved on 4 February 2010, never addressed same-sex marriage.Status: Legal since 1995, age of consent equalized in 2001.
On 5 February 2010 the Albanian parliament passed an anti-discrimination law which banned discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. Gay rights groups praised the new law but said they hoped that Berisha would eventually keep his promise on legalising same-sex marriage.
LGBT Rights in Albania: homosexuality, gay marriage, gay adoption, serving in the military, sexual orientation discrimination protection, changing legal gender, donating blood, age of consent, and more.
Jul 31, 2009 · In a move that has taken many by surprise, the Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha has confirmed that his government wishes to legalize same-sex marriage. Homosexuality remained illegal in Albania.