Tear gas thrown at LGBTQ nightclub in Croatian capital, 2 hurt

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ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) – At least two people have been injured after an unknown assailant threw a tear gas canister during a party for LGBTQ people in Croatia’s capital.

Police say an investigation is underway into the incident at a Zagreb nightclub early Sunday. Local news reports say people inside the club fled in panic, storming the exit and breaking windows to get out.

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Croatia adopts civil union law for gay couples

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Croatia passed a bill recognizing civil unions for same-sex couples by an wide margin vote of 89 to 61. The Registered Partnership Bill allows for same-sex couples to into life partnerships and recognizes these couples as a “form of family life.”

The legislation, proposed by Croatia’s Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic, saw the need to bring equal rights to the LGBT people of Croatia. The law will assure equality and access to inheritance, pensions, tax and medical care for same-sex couples as they are allowed for heterosexual couples.

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Croatia to vote on marriage equality

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Zagreb, Croatia (AP) – Croatia moved Friday to hold a referendum on whether to allow gay marriages, but critics say the vote is discriminatory and gay rights groups are challenging its wording as biased and unconstitutional.

Parliament voted to have a Dec. 1 ballot asking the question: “Do you agree that marriage is matrimony between a man and a woman?” If a majority vote “yes,” Croatia’s constitution will be amended to specifically define marriage as between a man and a woman, in a de facto ban on gay marriages.

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