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Registration schemes open in all jurisdictions except Hualien County,
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* Not yet in effect
Croatia recognizes life partnerships for same-sex couples through the
Life Partnership Act, making same-sex couples equal to married couples
in everything except adoption. However, the Act does provide couples
with an institution similar to stepchild adoption called
partner-guardianship. The Act also recognizes and defines unregistered
same-sex relationships as informal life partners, thus making them
equal to registered life partnerships after they have been cohabiting
for a minimum of 3 years.
Croatia first recognized same-sex couples in
2003 through a law on unregistered same-sex unions which was replaced
by the Life Partnership Act. The
Croatian Parliament passed the new
law on 15 July 2014, taking effect in two stages (5 August 2014 and 1
September 2014). Since the 2013 referendum, the Constitution of
Croatia limits marriage to opposite-sex couples.
1.1 Unregistered cohabitation
1.2 Registered partnership
1.3 Life Partnership Act
1.3.1 Foreign partners/partnerships
1.4 Same-sex marriage
3 Public opinion
4 See also
5 External links
Laws regarding same-sex partnerships in Europe
Foreign marriages recognized1
Other type of partnership1
Constitution limits marriage to opposite-sex couples
1May include recent laws or court decisions which have created legal
recognition of same-sex relationships, but which have not entered into
In 2003, one year after the first gay pride in Croatia, the then
ruling coalition consisted of mostly centre-left parties, managed to
agree and passed a law on same-sex unions. Initially, the law that
would recognize registered partnerships with most of the rights
enjoyed by heterosexual couples was planned, but the right-wing
Croatian Peasant Party
Croatian Peasant Party that was the only right-wing party of the
coalition threatened to leave the Government should they insist on
this law, so the compromise had to be reached in order to save the
Government. The law granted same-sex partners who have been cohabiting
for at least 3 years similar rights as enjoyed by unmarried cohabiting
opposite-sex partners in terms of inheritance and financial support,
but not right to adopt or any other right included in family law as
this law was not part of it, but rather a separate law had been
created. Registering those relationship was not allowed nor had they
included rights in terms of tax, joint properties, health insurance,
In early 2005, the
Croatian Parliament rejected a registered
partnership bill proposed by Šime Lučin (SDP) and Independent Ivo
Banac. MP Lucija Čikeš, a member of then ruling HDZ, called for
the proposal to be dropped because "all universe is heterosexual, from
an atom and the smallest particle, from a fly to an elephant". Another
HDZ MP objected on grounds that "85% of the population considers
itself Catholic and the Church is against heterosexual and homosexual
equality". Medical profession, physical profession, and media did not
support these statements, warning that all the members of Parliament
have duty to vote according to the Constitution which bans
Life Partnership Act
On 11 May 2012, Croatian Prime Minister
Zoran Milanović announced
further expansion of rights for same-sex couples. At this point it was
not known which of the well-known terms such as civil union or
registered partnership would be used, but it was certain that Croatian
family law would not be modified for this purpose, but rather a new
law dealing with this issue would be introduced, thus implying that
the term marriage will not be used.
On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
in 2012, platforms dealing with
LGBT rights met Minister of
Arsen Bauk who announced further changes in existing
laws that would expand
LGBT rights, plus a new law regulating same-sex
partnerships. The name of the law at this point was still unknown, but
one of the proposed ones was the Life Partnership Act. Minister Bauk
also said that he strongly believes in equality, and that no
politician should make compromises about it, referring to several
statements of politicians who support full equality, but are willing
to make concessions because society might not be ready for certain
changes. Marko Jurčić from
Zagreb Pride said that they dislike the
idea of this partnership to be called "same-sex" and prefer the term
"life partnership", open to all genders, but that was rejected.
Zagreb Pride, however, remained a strong supporter of the Life
Partnership Act, co-drafting the bill within the Government's working
group and led the campaign called "It's time for the life
The Ministry of Administration and the working group responsible for
creating the law met for the first time on 6 September 2012, with
expectations for the law to be presented before the Croatian
Parliament sometime in 2013. On 16 November 2012, president of the
working group Jagoda Botički confirmed that same-sex couples would be
able to register their relationships at register offices, same as
heterosexual couples, but the law would not include heterosexual
couples. She said that the group was in the process of creating a list
of rights with the help from several government ministries. LGBT
associations Iskorak and Kontra, expressed their satisfaction with the
fact that registration at register offices will be possible, but at
the same time expressed disappointment with same-sex couples being
excluded from the family law, thus making it possible for the law to
include less rights than expected as a result of political trade and
concessions. This would especially affect same-sex families with
children, as it is the most controversial area for the opponents of
On 2 August 2013, Minister of Administration
Arsen Bauk once more
confirmed that the name of the law will be the Life Partnership Act,
that registration of life partnerships would be identical to marriage,
and that the law should make same-sex couples equal to married
couples, apart from adoption. However, he did say that stepchild
adoption is being considered. HNS MPs supported full adoption. Public
debate about the law was announced for September that year, and the
introduction of the law before the Parliament by the end of it.
On 4 November 2013, the first draft of the law was published. The
draft made life partners equal to married couples in all areas apart
from adoption. However, a parent's life partner may attain partial, in
some cases full, parental responsibility over the child. The Act also
enables a parent's life partner to become a partner-guardian.
Partner-guardianship is equal to stepchild adoption, although it does
not provide parental status over the parent's life partner. Even
though this draft was not part of Croatian family law, it referred to
it, and defined same-sex couples as family. The draft also banned any
present and future discrimination, and every future change of the
family law regarding marriage must include life partnerships as
[The Life Partnership Act] represents a democratic compromise, and
creates conditions which will make all apparatuses needed to build a
family life based on feelings of intimate emotional attachment and
mutual trust available to same-sex communities, while at the same time
expressing respect towards the current attachment of our fellow
citizens to the traditional notion of marriage.
— Arsen Bauk, then Minister of Public Administration
On 12 December 2013, the Government passed the proposed bill. On
29 January 2014, the Parliamentary Committee on Human and National
Minority Rights accepted the Life Partnership Act, with 6 members for
and 2 against (who were also members of HDZ). 5 days before this
decision, the Gender Equality Committee also accepted the law. The
decision was unanimous, but members of HDZ were absent. The pattern
was followed by every other parliamentary committee that had to accept
the bill. The bill was introduced before Parliament on 27
February 2014, and during the public debate suggestions were made on
how to improve the law, with some of them being accepted. The
Government passed the final proposal on 24 June 2014. The bill passed
its second reading on 10 July 2014. Parliament approved
the Life Partnership Act in its final reading on 15 July 2014 with 89
votes for and 16 against. It was published in the official
gazette on 28 July 2014, and it took effect 8 days later (i.e. 5
August 2014), except for the part on parental responsibility which
came into force on 1 September 2014.
According to Articles 73, 74 and 75 of the Life Partnership Act,
same-sex marriages and same-sex partnerships performed abroad are
recognized as life partnerships in
Croatia (EU and non-EU). This also
includes unregistered same-sex relationships where couples have been
cohabiting for a minimum of 3 years. They are recognized as informal
life partnerships. Furthermore, couples where at least one of the
partners is an EU-citizen can enter life partnerships in Croatia, even
if their country does not recognize same-sex relationships. Should
they decide to move to another EU country that recognizes same-sex
partnerships or same-sex marriages, their life partnerships will be
recognized according to the legislation of that country, respecting
the right of EU citizens and their family members to move and reside
freely within the territory of the member states. Couples where both
partners are citizens of a non-EU/EEA country can also enter life
partnerships in Croatia. According to law experts this makes the
Life Partnership Act as one of the most liberal same-sex partnership
acts in Europe.
The first life partnership was registered in
Zagreb on 5 September
2014. It was reported that the first couple were two men. Minister of
Arsen Bauk was also present, and presented the life
partners with two neckties as a gift from the Republic of Croatia.
The second life partnership took place in Split on 18 September
In mid December 2014, released information showed that between 30 and
40 life partnerships took place in the country since September 2014.
22 took place in Zagreb, 3 in Rijeka, 2 in Split and 2 in Rovinj, and
others took place in Pazin, Opatija, Koprivnica-Križevci County, etc.
In the majority of the partnerships, both partners were Croatian
citizens, but there were some partnerships where one of the partners
was a citizen of another country, such as the United Kingdom, Austria,
Slovenia, Japan, Italy,
Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. At the time
this information was released, no partnership had taken place where
both partners were foreign citizens, but one couple who registered
their partnership abroad did submit an official request in the city of
Karlovac for their partnership to be recognized in Croatia. On
20 February 2015, it was reported that the first life partnership
where both partners were foreign citizens took place in
two Macedonian women. This was the first life partnership in that city
and also the 40th in Croatia.
In March 2015, it was reported that 50 life partnerships (27 male and
23 female couples) had taken place between 5 September 2014 and 23
March 2015. 32 in
Zagreb (18 male and 14 female couples), 4 in Rijeka
(3 female and 1 male couple), 3 in Split (3 male couples), 2 in Rovinj
(1 male and 1 female couple), 2 in
Kastav (2 male couples), 2 in
Osijek (2 female couples), and 1 in each of the following cities:
Dubrovnik (male couple),
Koprivnica (female couple),
Pazin (female couple), and
Pula (male couple). 26 were
couples of whom both partners were Croatian citizens, 22 of whom one
of the partners was a foreign citizen, and 2 of whom both partners
were foreign citizens.
In May 2015, official reports confirmed that 70 life partnerships had
taken place in Croatia, 40 male couples and 30 female couples. 45 life
partnerships were performed in Zagreb, 5 in Rijeka, 3 in each of the
following places: Kastav, Osijek,
Rovinj and Split, and 1 each in
Dubrovnik, Koprivnica, Opatija, Pakrac, Pazin, Vukovar,
Pula. There was also one dissolution of a life partnership in
Zagreb. By 15 July 2015, exactly one year after the Parliament
passed the law, that number had risen to 80.
According to the Ministry of Administration, 72 life partnerships were
celebrated in 2015 alone. 38 of those were male couples and 34 were
female couples. 47 of them were conducted in the City of Zagreb, 7 in
Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, 4 in each in Osijek-Baranja County,
Istria County and Split-Dalmatia County, 2 in
Varaždin County, and 1
in each in Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Vukovar-Srijem County,
Šibenik-Knin County and Krapina-Zagorje County. In 47 cases both
partners were Croatian citizens, in 22 one partner was a foreign
national, and in 3 cases both partners were foreign nationals.
From September 2014 until the end of 2015, 108 life partnerships were
conducted in Croatia. 57 were male couples, and 51 female couples.
In the first 6 months of 2016, 35 (19 male couples and 16 female
couples) life partnerships were conducted, taking the number up to 143
since they were legalized in 2014. There was a surge in the number of
couples where both partners were foreign citizens, 14 of them,
compared to 3 in the 2014-2015 period. Out of 35 life partnerships in
the first 6 months of 2016, 20 were conducted in Zagreb, 3 in Rijeka,
2 in Varaždin, and 1 in each in Ludbreg, Ivanska, Nova Rača,
Opatija, Nova Gradiška, Osijek, Poreč, Umag,
Rovinj and Buje. On
23 September 2016, it was reported that the first life partnership
between prison inmates in
Croatia took place. The ceremony was held in
the city of Gospić.
On 12 January 2017, it was reported that 66 life partnerships took
place in 2016, taking the total number to 174 since they were
legalized. Of these, 35 were between male couples and 31 were between
female couples. 39 life partnerships were conducted in Zagreb,
followed by 8 in
Istria County, 6 in
Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, 3
Varaždin County, 2 each in Split-Dalmatia County, Osijek-Baranja
County and Bjelovar-Bilogora County, and 1 each in Brod-Posavina
County, Lika-Senj County,
Vukovar-Srijem County and Šibenik-Knin
County. The number of life partnerships conducted with one partner as
a foreign citizen was 24, and with both partners as foreign citizens
See also: Croatian constitutional referendum, 2013
Many political parties and politicians have expressed their support
for same-sex marriage in Croatia. Most notably MPs from the SDP, HNS,
Green List and the Labour Party as well as
Vesna Pusić and
Mirela Holy and former Croatian President Ivo Josipović. In
May 2013, a conservative civil initiative group "In the name of the
family" collected more than 700,000 signatures for a referendum, which
would constitutionally define marriage as "a union between a woman and
a man". They needed a minimum of 450,000 signatures, representing
10% of registered voters. The Government disapproved of the possible
referendum, accusing the Church of being the main force behind the
initiative. The Catholic Church had a major role in collecting
signatures as many volunteers were based in front of the churches. The
Government also said that this referendum question is in fact
unconstitutional. The initiative had divided Croatian society, and
opened many question that haven't been considered so far, such as the
reform of the law on referendum. According to the current law, turnout
is not a condition for a successful referendum, thus enabling a
minority of the voters to change the Constitution. Marriage being
defined as a union between a woman and a man does not prevent the
Government from expanding rights to same-sex couples, and equalizing
their relationships with marriage, thus raising questions on the
purpose of the referendum. According to a poll that included 1,300
people, 55.3% of them supported this initiative, and 31.1% did not.
However, almost 40% decided not to participate in the
referendum. Croatian President
Ivo Josipović condemned
Parliament voted in favour of not presenting the referendum proposal
before the Constitutional Court. However, after Parliament had set the
date for the referendum, every Croatian citizen had the right to do
so. That did happen, and 3 NGOs (
Zagreb Pride, Centre For Civil
Courage, and CroL) presented the case before the Court. The
Constitutional Court did not decide in their favour, stating there is
no legal base for banning the referendum. However, the Court was clear
in stating that should the citizens support the definition of a
marriage as a union between a woman and a man to be included in the
Constitution, that must not have any negative effect on future laws
regarding same-sex couples, or non-married opposite-sex
couples. Conservative ex-Prime Minister, once a member of
right-wing HDZ and now an independent MP
Jadranka Kosor voted in
favour of presenting the proposal before the Constitutional Court, and
voted against the proposed constitutional change. This statement was
not in line with her previous views on homosexuality and same-sex
marriages. She was known for being against the expansion of rights for
same-sex couples in the past, and was voted the "homophobe of the
year" in 2010 after stating that homosexuality is not natural, and
that same-sex marriages should never be legal. She does, however
support the Life Partnership Act.
There was much resistance to the referendum in Croatia, with some of
the media, like daily newspaper Jutarnji list, donating its
advertising space to all the organisations and citizens who felt
threatened by the referendum. Aside from well-known public figures who
were openly against the referendum, the Jewish Community in
a Lutheran church were two religious organisations who also publicly
opposed to it. Some of the most popular Croatian
entertainers including Severina, TBF,
Let 3 organised a concert
gathering thousands of people in support of same-sex marriage on the
Zagreb square. Croatian psychologists and psychology students
organised a petition in support of same-sex marriage. On
30 November 2013, one day before the referendum, around a thousand
people marched in the city of
Zagreb in support of same-sex marriage.
Marches of support also took place in Pula, Split and
hundreds of people.
The referendum took place on 1 December 2013. 65,87% voted in favour
of the constitutional change, and 33.51% voted against. Turnout was
low, only 37.9% of the people participated. However, not all counties
voted in favour of an amendment.
Istria and Primorje-Gorski Kotar
voted against with 58.23% and 53.30% respectively. When it came to
Rijeka voted against with 59.27%, and
Pula voted against
with 63.64%. Most cities in these two counties voted against, with
Labin being the leader with 70.97%. When it came to cities outside
these two counties
Čakovec also voted against with
56.94% and 58.95% respectively.
Zagreb voted 55.9% in favour, and
In the aftermath of the referendum, the Croatian Government with the
support of some opposition parties started working on changes to the
Constitution and the referendum process. The section referring to
referendums would clearly define what questions can or cannot be
subject to referendums. Furthermore, if citizens want to change the
Constitution, turnout must be over 50%. Changes have yet to be
presented to Parliament. Constitutional changes currently require
support from two-thirds of MPs. Then Croatian President Ivo
Josipović suggested that other forms of family life outside marriage
should also be protected by the Constitution to balance the injustice
created by the referendum on marriage, but his proposal was
In September 2017, the Croatian Government rejected a draft proposal
which would have defined the family as a purely heterosexual union
under Croatian law. The draft was eventually withdrawn after protest
from organisations and activists. Sanja Baric, a professor at the
University of Rijeka, told the
Balkan Insight that if such a
definition of the family had been established in law, a constitutional
review would have likely overturned it. She cited multiple European
Court of Human Rights rulings which have defined the family as
including single people with children, same-sex couples and
grandparents with grandchildren, among other types of families.
Full joint adoption for same-sex couples in
Croatia is not legal, but
a single person regardless of sexual orientation is allowed to adopt.
However, the Life Partnership Act recognizes an institution similar to
stepchild adoption called partner-guardianship.
A life partner who is not the biological parent of his partners' child
or children can gain parental responsibilities on a temporary or
permanent basis. During a life partnership, a parent or parents of a
child or children can temporarily entrust a life partner who is not
the biological parent with parental rights. Should those rights last
over 30 days, the decision must be certified with the solicitor. In
this situation, as long as the parental rights last, parent/parents
and a life partner must agree on decisions important for the
child's/children's well-being. In case of a dissolution of a life
partnership, a partner who is not the biological parent can maintain
personal relationship with the child or children, should the court
decide it is in their best interest. Partner-guardianship is an
institution created within the Life Partnership Act that enables a
life partner who is not the biological parent to gain permanent
parental rights, and is similar to stepchild adoption. Such a
relationship between the non-parent life partner and the child may be
established under two conditions; if the child's or children's
parent-partner is deceased, under condition that a second parent is
also deceased, or his/her parental rights have been terminated due to
child abuse. Alternately, if a parent-partner is alive, but a second
parent is unknown, deceased, or his/her parental rights have been
terminated, the life partner who is not the biological parent can
become a partner-guardian if the court decides in their favour. Both
formal and informal life partners are eligible to
partner-guardianship. The partner-guardian receives full parental
responsibility as is the case with stepchild adoption, and is
registered in the child's birth certificate as their partner-guardian.
Partner-guardianship is a permanent next-of-kin relationship with all
the right, responsibilities, and legal impacts as that of a parent and
a child. A single person regardless of sexual orientation is allowed
to adopt. On 13 July 2015, it was reported that the first case
of partner-guardianship had been granted.
In May 2012, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Social Welfare
Policy and Youth
Milanka Opačić expressed her support for LGBT
parenting and said that
Croatia should progress to the point where
that is acceptable and tolerated, but not just yet as the current
situation could lead to discrimination of children from those families
and stated that this is the main reason for taking step by step
LGBT rights. However, statements coming from her were not
welcomed by some NGOs who stated that there are already children in
Croatia who live in same-sex families and those families are desperate
for law solutions to their everyday problems; so she should not be
perpetuating discriminatory policies, but rather help to create
acceptable solutions and fight against discrimination.
Vesna Pusić has long been a supporter for full
LGBT parenting. In
July 2012, Minister of War Veterans and member of the SDP Predrag
Matić also expressed his support for adoption and said that society
should not falter in achieving equal rights due to pressure coming
from right-wing and radical circles. This was seen as a major step
considering that war veteran associations are usually associated with
right-wing politics. Minister of Economy Ivan Vrdoljak said that
adoption should be allowed and expressed his hope that the Government
would introduce it by the end of their mandate which expires in
In July 2014, the Government passed the Life Partnership Act with a
majority of MPs in the
Croatian Parliament voting for it. For the
first time in Croatia, this made unmarried opposite-sex couples equal
to married couples, including in adoption. This was seen by some as
the first step towards full adoption rights, even though the Life
Partnership Act is not part of Croatian family law.
Bezbradica Jelavić and professor at the University of
Barić pointed out that the
European Court of Human Rights
European Court of Human Rights does not
suggest same-sex couples have to be equal to married couples, but it
does, however, suggest that they must be equal to unmarried couples.
They referred to the X and Others v.
Austria case in which the court
decided that the partner in a same-sex union has the right to adopt
his or her partner's biological child as the same was possible for
unmarried opposite-sex couples. They pointed out that following this
decision and logic it is only a matter of time until same-sex couples
are allowed to fully adopt in Croatia. Two options are possible; this
question can be put before the Constitutional Court in Croatia, and if
that proves to be unsuccessful the next step would be the European
Court of Human Rights, a decision which would be obligatory for
Croatia. Minister of Administration
Arsen Bauk said that the
Government has no intentions of changing the Life Partnership Act at
this point, and it would leave this question for future parliamentary
In May 2017, it was reported that a male couple in a life partnership
brought a case before the Constitutional Court after being denied
access to the adoption registry, based on the fact that Croatian law
does not provide life partnerships with full adoption rights.
Previously, the couple had successfully completed a course preparing
potential parents for adoption. Despite
Croatia not explicitly
providing full adoption rights to couples in life partnerships, the
couple, and their barrister, Sanja Bezbradica Jelavić, stated that
the Life Partnership Act and the Family Code specifically say that
couples in life partnerships must be equal to married couples.
Furthermore, the Life Partnerships Act says that any issues regarding
children that are not defined by the partner-guardian institution will
be dealt with by the Family Code, thus making this case a
discrimination one. The couple and their barrister also confirmed
that, in the case of an unsatisfactory verdict, they will bring their
case before the European Court of Human Rights, citing previous
similar cases which ended with a positive verdict. As of 12 May 2017,
the case is still pending.
The 2015 Eurobarometer found that 37% of Croatians thought that
same-sex marriage should be allowed throughout Europe. A Pew
Research Center poll conducted in 2015-2016 found that 31% of
Croatians support same-sex marriage, with 64% opposed.
LGBT rights in Croatia
Recognition of same-sex unions in Europe
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Recognition of same-sex unions in Europe
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