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Landmark pro gay verdict delivered in Serbia court

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Gay Star News
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January 11, 2013
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A court in the city of Novi Sad in northern Serbia made legal history after it fined a man for discriminating against his gay colleague. The court ordered the man, known only by his initials D.K., to pay the 25 year-old gay plaintiff 180,00 dinars ( 1,700) for causing moral damages and violating his personal rights, reputation and honour, according to the portal Balkan Insight. D.K. will also have to pay the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) the body that represented the plaintiff, 99,000 dinars (about 850 euro) for covering the court ‘costs. The court ruled on Wednesday (9 January) that D.K. used the term ‘faggot’ against the plaintiff, in a ‘negative, humiliating, disparaging and insulting manner’.