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Encyclopedia > Civil unions in Finland

Registered Partnership 2002. Grants similar rights and responsibilities as married partners. Registration and dissolution undertaken in a similar manner to marriage. Joint custody is allowed. Grants immigration rights to foreign partner. Registration available only to same-sex couples. Joint custody is a court order whereby custody of a child is a awarded to both parties. ... Same-sex marriage (also called gay marriage, marriage equality, and often just marriage by its proponents, and—usually by its opponents—homosexual marriage) refers to a marriage between individuals of the same gender (for other forms of same-sex unions that are different from marriages, see the articles linked in...

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