Gay couples are celebrating as Croatia has adopted a law on life partnerships.
It allows couples to enter into a legal union that gives them many of the same rights that married couples enjoy, but does not allow them to adopt.
The law passed 89 votes in support and 16 against today (15 July).
Zoran Milanovic, Croatia’s liberal Prime Minister, proposed the legislation saying he was determined to bring in rights for same-sex couples.
The law will give same-sex couples access to equality in inheritance, pensions, tax and medical care.