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Civil Unions: Do They Exist In Your State/country  
User currently offlineHAJFlyer From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 1473 posts, RR: 9
Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

On June 5, 2005 voters in Switzerland voted to extend a number of marriage rights to same-sex partners, including tax, inheritance, and social security benefits.

Do civil unions/registered partnerships exist your state/country and if so, which rights do they give same sex couples ?

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User currently offlineCheckraiser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1841 times:

Wisconsin, USA - no

A (state) constitutional amendment is pending (and will most likely pass) that will forbid them.


User currently offlineBofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1838 times:

Yes, we have registered partnerships for same sex partners.
It is not the same as a marriage but not far from it.

All info here, in english:

http://www.homo.do.se.oas.funcform.se/o.o.i.s/1820


User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1820 times:

Unfortunately we have neither civil unions nor homosexual marriage.

As long as the fu*king opposition and government have their way, things won't be changing for a long long time.  mad 


User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3079 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1818 times:

Nope not allowed here....

Canada has same sex MARRIAGE......  Smile
GS



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User currently offlineNZPM From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1788 times:

We (finally) have civil unions in New Zealand (since April). bouncy  Everything is the same as marriage, except that it isn't called marriage.

User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1785 times:

Civil unions/same-sex marriages here in the Netherlands. Known here as homo-huwelijken/gay weddings, they can also be used by opposite-sex couples who do not prefer to enter into the legal institution of marriage but who would rather be in a union more similar to a common-law marriage. Two friends of ours have done this.

My boyfriend and I have a so-called domestic partnership since we bought our current home in April 1999. This is empowered by a solicitor/notary.

Regards, Robert  bouncy 



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User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11598 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1765 times:

Oregon passed a law defining marrige between a man and a woman. That is fine. Just give everyone, gay or straight, partnerships. Let the churches have their marriges....

GO CANUCKS!!



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1762 times:

Alaska . . .

No Civil Unions are recognized by the state . . . . whether they be between same sex partners or opposite sex partners . . .

Now, strangely enough, the Alaska Supreme Court just rules that the same benefits given to married hetero couples must be given to gay couples. WTF? I mean, I'm okay with the ruling, but it's rather moot - if they don't recognize them (either of them) as couples in the first place, does this make any sense?

What is bizarre - and will certainly wind up in court - is that a hetero unmarried couple isn't qualified for shit. Now how's that for bizarre.

Some private companies here pay the benefits regardless, but in the eyes of the State, it doesn't matter.

Rather disappointed in the State in this regard . . .


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