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Encyclopedia > Civil unions in Spain
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 (11 autonomous communities)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)
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
registered partnership
domestic partnership
listings by country

Spain is divided into 17 autonomous communities, 11 of which recognize civil unions. The Same-sex Marriage bill was approved by parliament and signed by King. 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 couples (see also same-sex marriage); it can also be used by opposite-sex couples who... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Autonomous communities of Spain. ... 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 couples (see also same-sex marriage); it can also be used by opposite-sex couples who... In 2004, the new Socialist government of Spain began a process to legalise same-sex marriage in Spain. ...


Since 1994, Spain has recognized unregistered cohabitation. Same-sex partners enjoy tenancy rights at the federal level. 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. ...


Since 1998, 11 autonomous communities in Spain have recognized registered cohabitation. It gives some rights like kinship, inheritance, and property rights. See also: Civil Union Volker Beck, a member of the Green party caucus of the Bundestag, is the father of the German law. ...

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

History of Catalonia See History of Catalonia, Catalan Countries Development of Catalonia into a Mediterranean Power The territory that is now Catalonia was colonized by Ancient Greeks and Carthaginians. ... 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 Anno Domini (or the Current 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. ... The Hemispheric at the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències by Santiago Calatrava, Valencia, Spain. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Plaza de Cibeles (Cibeles square) and the Palacio de Comunicaciones (Communications Palace) Coat of arms. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Capital Palma de Mallorca Official languages Catalan and Castilian Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 17th  4 992 km²  1,0% Population  â€“ Total (2003)  â€“ % of Spain  â€“ Density Ranked 14th  916 968  2,2%  183,69/km² Demonym  â€“ English  â€“ Catalan  â€“ Spanish Balearic balear balear Statute of Autonomy March 1, 1983 ISO 3166... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 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€“ Asturian  â€“ Spanish  Asturian  asturianu/a,  asturiano/a Statute of Autonomy January 11, 1982 Parliamentary representation  â€“ Congress seats  â€“ Senate seats... 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. ... The Basque Country (Euskal Herria in Basque) straddles the western Pyrenees mountains that define the border between France and Spain, extending down to the coast of the Bay of Biscay. ... 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. ...

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  • Same-sex marriage in Spain

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