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Encyclopedia > Civil unions in Catalonia and other 10 out of 17 Spanish autonomous communities
Civil union
Recognised nationwide in:
Denmark (1989)
Norway (1993)
Sweden (1995)
Greenland (1996)
Hungary (1996)
Iceland (1996)
Netherlands1 (1998)
France (1999)
South Africa (1999)
Belgium1 (2000)
Canada1 (QC and NS)2 (2000)
Germany (2001)
Portugal (2001)
Finland (2002)
Croatia (2003)
Israel (2004)
Luxembourg (2004)
New Zealand (2005)
United Kingdom (2005)
Andorra (2005)
Slovenia (2005)
Switzerland
(Approved 2005; Expected implemented 2007)
Recognised in some regions in:
Argentina (Buenos Aires, Rio Negro) (2003)
Australia (Tasmania) (2004)
Spain (Catalonia and 10 other regions)1 (1998)
Italy (Tuscany, Umbria, Emilia-Romagna) (2004)
Brazil (Rio Grande de Sul) (2004)
United States: CA (1999), CT (2005), DC (2002), MD (2005),

HI (1997), ME (2004), NJ (2004), OR (2005), VT (2000) A civil union is one of several terms for a civil status similar to marriage, typically created for the purposes of allowing homosexual couples access to the benefits enjoyed by married heterosexuals (see also same-sex marriage); it can also be used by couples of differing sexes who do not... In Argentina, Buenos Aires City and Rio Negro Province (both in 2003) offer Civil unions. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Same-sex marriage in Australia. ... Marriage bill was approved by government. ... Beginning July 2004 some Italian regions recognized coppie di fatto, both same-sex and opposite-sex couples, giving them legal benefits. ... The Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul legalizated civil unions after a court decision in March 2004. ... Example of California domestic partnership certificate. ... The Connecticut General Assembly passed a bill to adopt civil unions in Connecticut, ensuring that same-sex couples get the same civil rights as heterosexual couples. ... The District of Columbia has recognised civil unions since 2002. ... Hawaii state recognize Reciprocal Beneficiaries since 1997. ... Overview Domestic partnerships in Maine are a legal unions created by P.L. 2003, c. ... New Jersey offer Domestic partnership for same-sex couples and opposite-sex partners over 62 since 2004. ... Oregon state senators passed legislation (July 8 2005) to allow same-sex civil unions. ... Overview Civil unions in Vermont are legal unions of same-sex couples in accordance with a law that went into effect in 2000. ...

Other countries:
Liechtenstein
Austria
Czech Republic
Greece
Ireland
Poland
Notes:
1 - Country subsequently legalized same-sex marriage.
2 - Explicitly referred to as "civil unions" in Quebec (2002), Nova Scotia (2001), and Manitoba (2002), common-law marriage extended to same-sex partners nationwide (2000).
See also
Same-sex marriage
Domestic partnership

Marriage bill was approved by parliament and signed by King. Same-sex marriage is marriage between individuals who are of the same legal or biological sex. ... Civil unions in Quebec: Pursuant to a range of activism and to the M. v. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Same-sex marriage is marriage between individuals who are of the same legal or biological sex. ... Domestic partner or domestic partnership identifies the personal relationship between individuals who are living together and sharing a common domestic life together but are not joined in any type of legal partnership, marriage or civil union. ... In 2004, the new Socialist government of Spain began a process to legalise same-sex marriage in Spain. ...


Spain also recognize registered cohabitation since 1998. It gives some rights like: kinship, inheritance, property rights in 11 out of 17 Spanish autonomous communities. A civil union is one of several terms for a civil status similar to marriage, typically created for the purposes of allowing homosexual couples access to the benefits enjoyed by married heterosexuals (see also same-sex marriage); it can also be used by couples of differing sexes who do not...

Region Date of recognition
Catalonia 1998
Aragon 1999
Navarra 2000
Valencia 2001
Madrid 2001
Balearic Islands 2001
Andalucia 2002
Asturias 2002
Extremadura 2003
Basque Country 2003
Canary islands 2003

Since 1994 recognize unregistered cohabitation - Same-sex partners enjoy tenancy rights on federal level. Capital Barcelona Official languages Spanish and Catalan In Val dAran, also Aranese. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Capital Zaragoza Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 4th  47 719 km²  9,4% Population  â€“ Total (2003)  â€“ % of Spain  â€“ Density Ranked 11th  1 217 514  2,9%  25,51/km² Demonym  â€“ English  â€“ Spanish  Aragonese  aragonés Statute of Autonomy August 16, 1982 ISO 3166-2 AR Parliamentary representation  â€“ Congress seats  â€“ Senate... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Navarra is the Spanish name for Navarre (Basque: Nafarroa), an ancient kingdom in the Pyrenees, and now a province and an autonomous community in Spain. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Valencia from space, June 1996 The Hemispheric at the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències by Santiago Calatrava, Valencia, Spain. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey 2001 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Plaza de Cibeles (Cibeles square) and the Palacio de Comunicaciones (Communications Palace) Coat of arms. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey 2001 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Capital Palma de Mallorca Official languages Catalan and Castilian Area  – Total  – % of Spain Ranked 17th  4 992 km²  1,0% Population  – Total (2003)  – % of Spain  – Density Ranked 14th  916 968  2,2%  183,69/km² Demonym  – English  – Catalan  – Spanish Balearic balear balear Statute of Autonomy March 1, 1983 ISO 3166... 2001: A Space Odyssey 2001 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Dominator Hercules Fundator Andaluc a por s , para Espa a y la humanidad (Andalusia for herself, for Spain, and for humanity) Capital Seville Area  - total  - % of Spain Ranked 2nd 87 268 km 17,2% Population  - Total (2003)  - % of Spain  - Density Ranked 1st 7 478 432 17,9% 85,70... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Capital Oviedo Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 10th  10 604 km²  2,1% Population  â€“ Total (2003)  â€“ % of Spain  â€“ Density Ranked 12th  1 056 789  2,5%  99,65/km² Demonym  â€“ English  â€“ Spanish  Asturian  asturiano/a, astur Statute of Autonomy January 11, 1982 Parliamentary representation  â€“ Congress seats  â€“ Senate seats  8  2... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Capital Mérida Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 5th  41 634 km²  8,2% Population  â€“ Total (2003)  â€“ % of Spain  â€“ Density Ranked 13th  1 073 050  2,6%  25,77/km² Demonym  â€“ English  â€“ Spanish  â€”  extremeño/a, castúo Statute of Autonomy February 26, 1983 ISO 3166-2 EX Parliamentary representation... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Edit: It is important to underline that there has never been anything even similar to a basque state or independent country whatsoever. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Capitals Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Santa Cruz de Tenerife Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 13th  7 447 km²  1,5% Population  â€“ Total (2003)  â€“ % of Spain  â€“ Density Ranked 8th  1 843 755  4,4%  247,58/km² Demonym  â€“ English  â€“ Spanish  Canary Islander (Canarian)  canario/a Statute of Autonomy August 16... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Domestic partner or domestic partnership identifies the personal relationship between individuals who are living together and sharing a common domestic life together but are not joined in any type of legal partnership, marriage or civil union. ...


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