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Civil Unions: Do They Exist In Your State/country  
User currently offlineHAJFlyer From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 1481 posts, RR: 8
Posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2942 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 (10 years 7 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2932 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 (10 years 7 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2929 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:


User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2911 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, 3104 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2909 times:

Nope not allowed here....

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

Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
User currently offlineNZPM From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2879 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, 4559 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2876 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, 14132 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2856 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....


Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2853 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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