Croatia Court Rules Same-sex Couple Can Foster Children

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12/20/2019

In what campaigners call a “historic decision” for LGBT rights in Croatia, the Zagreb Administrative Court on Thursday ruled that a same-sex couple, Ivo Segota and Mladen Kozic, have the right to become foster parents. Rainbow Family Association, which gathers LGBT couples and individuals who have or want to have children, hailed the ruling on Friday. “This is the first time that a court in the Republic of Croatia has upheld the international case-law and rulings of the European Court of Human Rights, according to which same-sex couples must be equally legally treated as heterosexual couples,” it said. The ruling obliges the Ministry of Demography, Family and Social Policy, which initially denied their request to be foster parents, to repeat the process within 60 days and make a new, non-discriminatory decision on their case.

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