Een bericht van NELFA:
The Network of European LGBT Families Associations (NELFA) welcomes the recent vote by the Croatian Parliament as regards the Law on ‘Life Partnership’, extending almost the same rights currently enjoyed by different-sex married couples to same-sex couples. Croatian parliamentarians voted overwhelmingly for the new law with 89 votes in favour and only 16 votes against it.
Maria Von Känel, NELFA’s President, said: “This positive vote is particularly significant, considering that it came in the wake of a referendum in December 2013, which led in practice to a ban on equal marriage in Croatia. This new law will afford same-sex couples a level of protection much higher than anything they had in the past, although it comes short from full equality”.
Luis Amorim, NELFA Board member, added: “The new law extends legal protection to the children already living with same-sex parents, but it does not foresee joint adoption rights to parents-to-be. While providing more and better protection to current families is a very welcome move, NELFA would like to see all couples and all parents-to-be being treated equally”.
NELFA is the European platform of LGBT families associations, bringing together LGBT parents and parents-to-be from all over Europe. NELFA currently represents 23 organisations in 15 European countries with more than 10.000 members. NELFA is a member of ILGA-Europe.