Croatian PM proposes civil unions for gay couples
Croatia may have voted to ban gay marriages in a referendum held earlier this month, but that hasn’t deterred Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic in attempting to deliver equal rights for Croatia’s LGBTI couples.
Milanovic presented a life partnership legislation to parliament today to allow same-sex couples to officially register their relationship, inherit property, and me named as next of kin.
Since the government holds the balance of the power in Croatia’s legislative assembly, the bill is assured of passing.
Deputy Prime Minister Milanka Opacic described the proposal as a "Christmas gift" to the LGBTI community in Croatia.
The legislation still does not allow for gay couples to adopt children, a sticking point for many LGBTI activists, who will continue to lobby for the government to change this law.