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Encyclopedia > Civil unions in Connecticut
Civil union
Recognised nationwide in:
Denmark (1989)
Norway (1993)
Israel3 (1994)
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)
Luxembourg (2004)
New Zealand (2005)
United Kingdom (2005)
Andorra (2005)
Czech Republic (2006)
Slovenia (2006)
Switzerland
(starting 2007)
Recognised in some regions in:
Argentina (Buenos Aires, Rio Negro) (2003)
Australia (Tasmania) (2004)
Spain (12 autonomous communities)1 (1998)
Italy (8 regions) (2004)
Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul) (2004)
United States: CU: VT (2000) , CT (2005); DP: HI (1997), CA (1999), DC (2002), ME (2004), NJ (2004)
Recognition debated in:
Liechtenstein
Austria
Greece
Ireland
Poland
Honduras
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).
3 - In form of common-law marriage.
See also
Same-sex marriage
Registered partnership
Domestic partnership
Common-law marriage
Marriage, unions and partnerships by country
Homosexuality laws of the world

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. It was signed into law by the Governor on April 20, 2005. (Civil unions provide same sex couples with many of the same rights and responsibilities as marriage, including a voice in medical-care issues and legal standing to inherit money and property.). Connecticut became the fifth state in the United States (following Vermont, Maine, California, and New Jersey) to adopt civil unions or domestic partnership, and the first to do so without judicial intervention. A civil union is one of several terms for a civil status similar to marriage, typically created for the purposes of allowing same-sex couples access to the benefits enjoyed by married opposite-sex peoples (see also same-sex marriage); it can also be used by opposite-sex couples who... In Argentina, marriage is allowed between a man and woman. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Same-sex marriage in Australia. ... Spain is divided into 17 autonomous communities, 11 of which recognize civil unions. ... Beginning July 2004 some Italian regions recognized coppie di fatto (de facto couples), both same-sex and opposite-sex couples, giving them legal benefits. ... The Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul legalised civil unions after a court decision in March 2004. ... Overview Civil unions in Vermont are legal unions of same-sex couples in accordance with a law that went into effect in 2000. ... Hawaii state recognize Reciprocal Beneficiaries since 1997. ... Example of California domestic partnership certificate. ... The District of Columbia has recognised civil unions since 2002. ... New Jersey offer Domestic partnership for same-sex couples and opposite-sex partners over 62 since 2004. ... Same-sex marriage is marriage between two people who are of the same characteristic sex. ... Civil unions in Quebec: Pursuant to a range of activism and to the M. v. ... Common-law marriage (or common law marriage), sometimes called informal marriage or marriage by habit and repute is, historically, a form of interpersonal status in which a man and a woman are legally married. ... Common-law marriage (or common law marriage), sometimes called informal marriage or marriage by habit and repute is, historically, a form of interpersonal status in which a man and a woman are legally married. ... Same-sex marriage is marriage between two people who are of the same characteristic sex. ... See also: Civil Union Volker Beck, a member of the Green party caucus of the Bundestag, is the father of the German law. ... 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. ... Common-law marriage (or common law marriage), sometimes called informal marriage or marriage by habit and repute is, historically, a form of interpersonal status in which a man and a woman are legally married. ... World laws on homosexuality Same-sex unions in North America. ... The Connecticut General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... A civil union is one of several terms for a civil status similar to marriage, typically created for the purposes of allowing same-sex couples access to the benefits enjoyed by married opposite-sex peoples (see also same-sex marriage); it can also be used by opposite-sex couples who... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 48th 14,371 km² 113 km 177 km 12. ... A same-sex couple is a pair of people of the same sex, who pursue a relationship similar to that of a heterosexual married couple. ... Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... April 20 is the 110th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (111th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view. ... A state of the United States (U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states, four of which officially favor the term commonwealth which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) None Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 43rd 24,923 km² 130 km 260 km 3. ... Official language(s) None Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 39th 86,542 km² 305 km 515 km 13. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ... Official language(s) None defined, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 47th 22,608 km² 110 km 240 km 14. ...


A bill was passed by the Connecticut Senate on April 6, 2005 in a 27-9 vote. Six of the Senate's 12 Republicans and 21 of the 24 Democrats voted for the bill. Six Republicans and three Democrats voted against it. An amendment to specifically define "marriage" as being between one man and one woman failed on a 23-10 vote. The Connecticut State Senate is the upper house of the Connecticut General Assembly. ... April 6 is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (97th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view. ...


The approval of the Senate came after the bill cleared the powerful Judiciary Committee in a 25-13 vote, and after Governor Jodi Rell (a moderate Republican) gave her support for the measure. A Quinnipiac University poll released the day after the Senate approved civil unions showed that 56 percent of registered voters in support. The bill was later passed by the Connecticut House of Representatives. The following is a list of Governors of the State of Connecticut, from the Colonial period through present day. ... Categories: Stub | 1946 births | Governors of Connecticut ... Quinnipiac University: University Quadrangle, School of Business and School of Communications facilities, Sleeping Giant in background Quinnipiac University is a private four-year university in Hamden, Connecticut, located on about 500 acres (2 km²), just north of New Haven. ... The Connecticut House of Representatives is the lower house in the Connecticut General Assembly of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ...


The 2000 U.S. Census found 7,400 same-sex couples living in Connecticut. The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


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Civil Unions in Connecticut with Rabbi Steve Mason (202 words)
Connecticut is the second state in the United States to allow same-sex civil unions.
Through civil unions gays and lesbians can declare their love and commitment to each other and can enter into a legal partnership to gain some of the benefits of marriage.
Neither person in a civil union can be be married nor in a civil union elsewhere.
Civil unions in Connecticut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (334 words)
(Civil unions provide same sex couples with many of the same rights and responsibilities as marriage, including a voice in medical-care issues and legal standing to inherit money and property.).
Connecticut became the fifth state in the United States (following Vermont, Maine, California, and New Jersey) to adopt civil unions or domestic partnership, and the first to do so without judicial intervention.
A bill was passed by the Connecticut Senate on April 6, 2005 in a 27-9 vote.
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