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Croatian parliament gives same-sex unions same benefits as marriage

July 16, 2014

Croatia’s parliament has approved legislation that would extend to same-sex unions the same legal rights as those of marriage, except the right to adopt children.

The new law, which passed easily by a vote of 89- 16, defines registered same-sex unions as “life partnerships,” and provides for social benefits, inheritance privileges, and tax benefits.

Last year, in a nationwide referendum, two-thirds of Croatian voters approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman. The new legislation skirted that issue by not defining a same-sex union as a marriage.


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  • Posted by: normnuke - Jul. 17, 2014 1:44 AM ET USA

    This is a good compromise. It gets the state out of the morality business while protecting the right of children to be raised by a mother AND a father. To be sure, being sensible, it will also be vilified by the bien pensent (Nazi) liberals.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Jul. 16, 2014 8:22 PM ET USA

    Obviously these people have not read Robert Reilly's new book on the triumph of the homosexual agenda.