Croatia LGBT Rights:
Homosexual Acts Legal? Yes , since 1977
Same-sex Relationships Recognized? Yes and No
◊ No registered partnerships or marriage allowed, but unregistered cohabitation recognized since 2003 (so partners living together for 3 or more years receive the same rights concerning inheritance and financial support as unmarried cohabiting couples).
◊ In 2005 legislation was proposed to allow civil unions, but was rejected by parliament.
Same-sex Marriages Allowed? No
Same-sex Adoption Allowed? As individuals
Can Gays Serve Openly in the Military? Yes
Anti-discrimination Laws? Yes
Legislature Concerning Gender Identity? Some
◊ Right to change gender allowed, and anti-discrimination legislation since 2009
Cultural Points of Interest:
Since 2006 Croatia has had legislation concerning hate crimes, and this legislation was first used to prosecute a man that attempted to attack Zagreb Pride in 2007 with Molotov cocktails.
Gay Friendly Croatia – A great site providing information for gay friendly travel in Croatia. In 2009 they published the first Zagreb City Gay Guide, which was supported by the local Zagreb tourism board. http://www.friendlycroatia.com