ZAGREB, Croatia — Less than two weeks after Croatians voted to ban same-sex marriage, their government has proposed granting gay couples new legal rights.
The “life partnership” legislation the government presented to Parliament on Thursday would allow gay couples to officially register their relationship, inherit property from one another, and represent each other as next of kin.
They would not be allowed to marry or adopt children.
Croatia’s constitution will be amended to impose the ban.
Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said Thursday the legislation upholds “good European standards.”
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