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LGBT Rights in Croatia

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Civil unions
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✖ Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal

Surveys in Croatia have revealed a prevalence of resistance towards LGBTQ+ rights.

History

Homosexual activity in Croatia

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Homosexual activity in Croatia is legal.

Current status
Since 1977
Legal
Homosexuality is legal in the country
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Jan 1, 1951–Jan 1, 1977
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
up to two years of prison
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Same-sex marriage in Croatia

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Same-sex marriage in Croatia is civil unions.

Current status
Since Sep 9, 2014
Civil unions
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Sep 9, 2014–Sep 8, 2018
Civil unions
Gay marriage pending. Under EU Gay marriage law.
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Jul 24, 2003–Sep 9, 2014
Unregistered cohabitation
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Croatia

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Croatia is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Croatia, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Croatia

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Right to change legal gender in Croatia is legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Since Nov 15, 2014
Legal, surgery not required
Since Nov 15, 2014. Missing non binary options on documents.

Article 2 (2):
"No person shall be forced to undergo medical procedures, including surgical sex adjustment, sterilization or hormone therapy, as a condition for recognition of a change of sex or life in another gender identity."
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Jan 1, 1994–Nov 15, 2014
Legal, but requires surgery
Surgery now required
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Croatia

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Croatia is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
Non-binary options missing.
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LGBT discrimination in Croatia

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LGBT discrimination in Croatia is illegal.

Current status
Since Jul 2003
Illegal
producing homophobic material can carry up to one year's imprisionment
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LGBT employment discrimination in Croatia

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LGBT employment discrimination in Croatia is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jul 15, 2008
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Included in incitement to hatred.
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Until Jul 15, 2008
Sexual orientation only
Protection only to sexual orientation.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Croatia

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LGBT housing discrimination in Croatia is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2008
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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Same-sex adoption in Croatia

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Same-sex adoption in Croatia is legal.

Current status
Since May 26, 2022
Legal
Despite not having same-sex marriage, Croatia allows joint adoption for same-sex couples. This follows a six-year legal battle which was finally settled when the High Administrative Court rejected an appeal by a government ministry against an earlier ruling by the Zagreb court. The ministry can no longer appeal this verdict.
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Jul 16, 2003–May 25, 2022
Single only
there are no restrictions for single individuals based on sexual orientation
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Jul 16, 2003–Sep 13, 2018
Step-child adoption only
Under Partner Guardianship since 2014. Legalization pending.
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Serving openly in military in Croatia

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Serving openly in military in Croatia is lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.

Current status
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Only 22 countries allow trans military service, Croatia is not one of them
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Blood donations by MSMs in Croatia

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Blood donations by MSMs in Croatia is banned (indefinite deferral).

Current status
Since Dec 24, 1998
Banned (indefinite deferral)
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Dec 24, 1998–Sep 8, 2018
Banned (indefinite deferral)
One of the many countries that doesn't allow lgbt people to donate. Changes pending.
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Conversion therapy in Croatia

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Conversion therapy in Croatia is not banned.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2017
Not banned
Conversion therapy ban pending. also recommended by UN LGBT rights Expert.
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Equal age of consent in Croatia

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Equal age of consent in Croatia is equal.

Current status
Equal
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Jan 1, 1977–Jan 1, 1998
Unequal
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