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Civil Unions: Do They Exist In Your State/country

Sat Oct 29, 2005 3:55 am

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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RE: Civil Unions: Do They Exist In Your State/country

Sat Oct 29, 2005 4:09 am

Wisconsin, USA - no

A (state) constitutional amendment is pending (and will most likely pass) that will forbid them.
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RE: Civil Unions: Do They Exist In Your State/country

Sat Oct 29, 2005 4:15 am

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
 
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RE: Civil Unions: Do They Exist In Your State/country

Sat Oct 29, 2005 5:27 am

Unfortunately we have neither civil unions nor homosexual marriage.

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RE: Civil Unions: Do They Exist In Your State/country

Sat Oct 29, 2005 5:31 am

Nope not allowed here....

Canada has same sex MARRIAGE......  Smile
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RE: Civil Unions: Do They Exist In Your State/country

Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:17 am

We (finally) have civil unions in New Zealand (since April). bouncy  Everything is the same as marriage, except that it isn't called marriage.
 
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RE: Civil Unions: Do They Exist In Your State/country

Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:31 am

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.

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RE: Civil Unions: Do They Exist In Your State/country

Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:35 pm

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....

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RE: Civil Unions: Do They Exist In Your State/country

Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:24 pm

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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