Blocking same-sex couples from obtaining residence permits for family reunification purposes purely because of their sexual orientation is discriminatory — that is the message of equality coming from Strasbourg. Today Croatia adopted a law allowing same-sex couples to enter registered partnership, becoming the 23rd European country to legally recognise same-sex unions. Authorities in the region should realise that defining marriage in the constitution as a union between a man and a woman is not only pointless, but actually harmful. Read more about the theme of the Annual Conference - Family Matters!
Archive:Marriages and births in Croatia
Croatia | ILGA-Europe
This article on marriages and births is part of a pilot project implemented by Eurostat together with eight Member States Estonia, Spain, Latvia, Croatia, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia and Sweden. The aim of the pilot project is to better reply to user's needs by complementing the Eurostat article presenting data on an EU level with more detailed information on the same topic, but at national level. Articles from the eight Member States are available in the corresponding national languages as well as in English and they form, together with the Eurostat article, an online publication. Family as the fundamental unit of human societies is slowly changing. Since marriage as a legally and socially determined union with centuries of tradition is the basis on which a family rests, this article shows the annual indicators of the natural changes in the population related to marriages and live births for the period from to , as well as census data regarding the legal marital status and types of unions. In countries, including the Republic of Croatia, where tradition has a strong influence, the percentage of married men and women is relatively high. It, therefore, does not come as a surprise that the majority of the
Croatians back same-sex marriage ban in referendum
By Jonas Deweer-Vanmeerhaeghe , lawyer at the Belgian federal Institute for the Equality of Women and Men , where he specializes in insurance discrimination and the protection of the rights of transgender and intersex persons. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of any organisation. Croatia application no. The Court agreed with Ms. These institutions, despite several appeals by the applicant, upheld the notion that her employment had been fictitious since she had been in treatment for in vitro fertilization when accepting a position with a Croatian company.
Less than a year after the plebiscite, the Life Partnership Act gave gay couples in Croatia all the rights enjoyed by married heterosexual couples, with the exception of the right to foster or adopt a child. LGBT activist Ivan Zidarevic and his partner were the first to register their life partnership at a ceremony performed in front of a registrar. Some gay couples have since followed suit. Croatia will adopt a law, we should be patient. While Zidarevic says he and his partner have no plans for children, he noted that a draft Foster Care Act in Croatia makes no mention of gay couples.