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Family law
Entering into marriage
Prenuptial agreement  · Marriage
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Same-sex marriage
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Cohabitation  · Civil union
Domestic partnership
Registered partnership
Putative marriage
Dissolution of marriage
Annulment  · Divorce  · Alimony
Issues affecting children
Paternity  · Legitimacy  · Adoption
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Emancipation of minors
Parental responsibility
Contact (including Visitation)
Residence in English law
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Areas of possible legal concern
Spousal abuse  · Child abuse
Child abduction
Adultery  · Bigamy  · Incest
Conflict of Laws Issues
Marriage  · Nullity  · Divorce
Legal recognition of
same-sex relationships
Same-sex marriage

Belgium
Canada
Netherlands
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As unregistered cohabitation Recognised in some regions Recognised prior to legalisation of same-sex marriage Netherlands (nationwide) (1998) Spain (12 of 17 communities) (1998) South Africa (nationwide) (1999) Belgium (nationwide) (2000) Canada (QC, NS and MB) (2001) Recognition debated See also Same-sex marriage Registered partnership Domestic partnership Common-law... International recognition Civil unions and Domestic partnerships Recognized in some regions Unregistered co-habitation Recognition debated See also Same-sex marriage Civil union Registered partnership Domestic partnership Timeline of same-sex marriage Listings by country This box:      A domestic partnership is a legal or personal relationship between individuals who live... A putative marriage is an apparently valid marriage, entered into in good faith on part of at least one of the partners, but is invalid because of an impediment, such as a currently valid marriage on part of one of them. ... Annulment is a legal procedure for declaring a marriage null and void. ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. ... Alimony, maintenance or spousal support is an obligation established by law in many countries that is based on the premise that both spouses have an absolute obligation to support each other during the marriage (or civil union) unless they are legally separated. ... In law, Paternity is the legal acknowledgment of the parental relationship between a father and his child usually based on biological factors, but sometimes based on social factors. ... Freiheitsrechte Recht auf Leben, Freiheit, Eigentum, Sicherheit der Person Allgemeine, nur durch Gesetz beschränkbare Handlungsfreiheit Freiheit von willkürlichen Eingriffen in die Privatsphäre (Wohnung, Briefgeheimnis etc. ... For other uses, see Adoption (disambiguation). ... A legal guardian is a person who has the legal authority (and the corresponding duty) to care for the personal and property interests of another person, called a ward. ... In law, a ward is someone placed under the protection of a legal guardian. ... Emancipation of minors is a legal mechanism by which a person below the age of majority (adulthood) gains certain rights, generally identical to those of adults. ... In the states of the European Union and elsewhere, parental responsibility refers to the rights and privilieges which underpin the relationship between a child and either its parents or those adults who have a significant role in its life. ... In Family Law, contact (or in the United States, visitation) is one of the general terms which denotes the level of contact a parent or other significant person in a childs life can have with that child. ... In Family Law, residence is an Order of the Family court under s8 Children Act 1989 following the breakdown of a marriage and determining where the child(ren) are to live and with whom. ... Child custody and guardianship are legal terms which are sometimes used to describe the legal and practical relationship between a parent and his or her child, such as the right of the parent to make decisions for the child, and the parents duty to care for the child. ... In many countries, child support or child maintenance is the ongoing obligation for a periodic payment made by a non-custodial parent to a custodial parent, caregiver or guardian, for the care and support of children of a relationship or marriage that has been terminated. ... Spousal abuse refers to a wide spectrum of abuse. ... Child abuse is the physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect of children by parents, guardians, or others. ... 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In Conflict of Laws, the issue of nullity (known as annulment in the United States) in Family Law inspires a wide response among the laws of different states as to the circumstances in which a marriage will be valid, invalid or null. ... In modern society, the role of marriage and its termination through divorce have become political issues. ... 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. ...

South Africa
Spain

Recognized in some regions
United States (MA)
Foreign marriages recognized

Aruba
Israel
Neth. Antilles
United States (NM, NY, RI)
Same-sex marriage in the U.S. state of Massachusetts began on May 17, 2004 because the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled in Goodridge v. ... Recognized in some regions United States (MA) International recognition Civil unions and registered partnerships Recognized in some regions Argentina (C, R) Australia (TAS, VIC) Brazil (RS) Mexico (CO, DF) United States (CA, CT, DC, HI, ME, NJ, VT, WA; NH, OR 1 Jan 08) Unregistered co-habitation Recognition debated Civil... Same-sex marriage is not recognized in Rhode Island state. ...

Civil unions and
registered partnerships

Andorra
Czech Republic
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Hungary (1 Jan 2009)
Iceland
The parliament of the Czech Republic narrowly failed to pass a Civil Partnership bill on 12 February 2005 which was backed by 82 out of the 165 deputies present - most voting Social Democrats, Communists, the Freedom Union members and some deputies for the opposition Civic Democratic Party (ODS). ... Registered Partnership 2002. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Registered Partnership 1996. ...

Luxembourg
New Zealand
Norway
Slovenia
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Uruguay
Laws covering sexual activity The total ban on homosexual conduct was lifted in 1792. ... Civil unions in New Zealand were ratified on 9 December 2004 when Parliament passed the Civil Union Bill to establish the institution of civil union for same-sex and opposite-sex couples. ... Law on Registered Same-Sex Partnership adopted on 22 June 2005. ... Registered partnership was granted in Sweden in 1995. ... Wikinews has news related to: The Swiss vote yes to same-sex relationships and Schengen/Dublin On June 5th, 2005, the Swiss people approved by 58% in a referendum a government proposal to grant same-sex couples the same rights and protections as heterosexual couples, except: adoption of children fertility... Recognized in some regions United States (MA) International recognition Civil unions and registered partnerships Recognized in some regions Argentina (C, R) Australia (TAS; VIC, ACT affective 1 Feb 2008) Brazil (RS) Mexico (CO, DF) United States (CA, CT, DC, HI, ME, NJ, VT, WA; NH, OR affective 1 Jan 08...

Recognized in some regions

Argentina (C, R)
Australia (TAS, VIC 1 July 2009, Sydney, Melbourne)
Brazil (RS)
Mexico (Coah., DF)
United States (CA, CT, DC, HI, ME, NH, NJ, OR, VT, WA)
In Argentina, marriage is allowed between a man and woman. ... For other uses, see Buenos Aires (disambiguation). ... Río Negro is a province of Argentina, located at the northern edge of Patagonia. ... LGBT rights Around the world · By country History · Groups · Activists Same-sex relationships Opposition · Persecution Violence The Australian state of Tasmania does not recognize same-sex marriage. ... VIC redirects here. ... In July 2004, the City of Sydney Council, led by Lord Mayor Clover Moore, introduced a re-working of the former South Sydney Councils Partnership Registration scheme, renaming it the City of Sydney Relationship Declaration Program. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ... Flag of Rio Grande do Sul See other Brazilian States Capital Porto Alegre Largest City Porto Alegre Area 282,062 km² Population   - Total   - Density 10. ... Coahuila (formal name: Coahuila de Zaragoza) is one of Mexicos 31 component states. ... Nickname: Location of Mexico City Coordinates: , Country Federal entity Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded c. ... International recognition Civil unions and Domestic partnerships Recognized in some regions Unregistered co-habitation Recognition debated See also Same-sex marriage Civil union Registered partnership Domestic partnership Timeline of same-sex marriage Listings by country This box:      Civil unions or some other form of relationship recognition such as domestic partnerships... International recognition Civil unions and domestic partnerships Recognized in some regions Unregistered co-habitation Recognition debated Civil unions legal, same-sex marriage debated See also Same-sex marriage Civil union Registered partnership Domestic partnership Timeline of same-sex marriage Listings by country This box:      Example of California domestic partnership certificate. ... Connecticut enacted a civil union law in 2005 which provide same-sex couples with all of the same rights and responsibilities as marriage. ... LGBT rights Around the world By country History · Groups · Activists Declaration of Montreal Same-sex relationships Marriage · Adoption Opposition · Discrimination Violence This box:      Washington, D.C., has recognized domestic partnerships since June 11, 1992. ... See also: Reciprocal Beneficiary Relationships in Hawaii. ... In April 2004, the Maine Legislature passed a bill to establish Domestic Partnerships, providing many important rights akin to marriage for same-sex couples in that state. ... Civil unions in New Hampshire are currently being pursued at a state legislative level. ... New Jersey has legislated for both domestic partnerships and civil unions, and recognizes out-of-state same-sex marriages as equivalent to civil unions conducted in the state. ... Recognized in some regions United States (MA) International recognition Civil unions and registered partnerships Recognized in some regions Argentina (C, R) Australia (TAS, VIC — ACT effective 1 Feb 2008) Brazil (RS) Mexico (CO, DF) United States (CA, CT, DC, HI, ME, NJ, VT, WA — NH, OR effective 1 Jan 08... Vermont recognizes civil unions, but not marriage, of same-sex couples in accordance with a law that went into effect in 2000. ... As unregistered cohabitation Recognised in some regions Recognised prior to legalisation of same-sex marriage Netherlands (nationwide) (1998) Spain (12 of 17 communities) (1998) South Africa (nationwide) (1999) Belgium (nationwide) (2000) Canada (QC, NS and MB) (2001) Recognition debated See also Same-sex marriage Registered partnership Domestic partnership Common-law...

Unregistered co-habitation

Australia
Austria
Brazil
Colombia

Croatia
Israel
Portugal
Croatia has allowed unregistered cohabitation for same-sex couples since 2003. ... Israel has granted unregistered cohabitation for same-sex couples since 1994, in the form of common law marriage, a status that until then was only extended to heterosexual couples. ... Civil unions in Portugal were introduced for opposite-sex couples in 1 July 1999 and extended to same-sex couples by the act of 15 March 2001. ...

Recognition debated

Argentina
Austria
Australia (ACT)
Brazil
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Estonia
Ecuador
Faroe Islands
Capital Canberra Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator none Chief Minister Jon Stanhope (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2006)  - Product ($m)  $19,167 (6th)  - Product per capita  $57,303/person (1st) Population (End of November 2006)  - Population  333,667 (7th)  - Density  137. ... Croatia has allowed unregistered cohabitation for same-sex couples since 2003. ...

Greece
Ireland
Italy
Jersey
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Poland
Romania
Slovakia
Taiwan
United States
   (IA, IL, MD, NM, NY, RI)
In December 2001, the FLay (a local organisation) and a local political party worked on a draft for a same-sex partnership law. ... International recognition Civil unions and Domestic partnerships Recognized in some regions Unregistered co-habitation Recognition debated See also Same-sex marriage Civil union Registered partnership Domestic partnership Timeline of same-sex marriage Listings by country This box:      Same-sex marriage in the U.S. state of Iowa began on August... Same-sex marriage is not currently recognized in Maryland. ... Recognized in some regions United States (MA) International recognition Civil unions and registered partnerships Recognized in some regions Argentina (C, R) Australia (TAS, VIC) Brazil (RS) Mexico (CO, DF) United States (CA, CT, DC, HI, ME, NJ, VT, WA; NH, OR 1 Jan 08) Unregistered co-habitation Recognition debated Civil... Same-sex marriage is not recognized in Rhode Island state. ...

Recognition granted,
same-sex marriage debated

France
Hungary
Iceland
New Zealand
Registered Partnership 1996. ...

Norway
Portugal
Sweden
United Kingdom

United States (CA, CT, DC, HI, ME, NH, NJ, OR, VT, WA)
See also

Same-sex marriage
Civil union
Registered partnership
Domestic partnership
Timeline of same-sex marriage
Listings by country Determining the status of same sex marriage in California has been an intense political battle for at least the last decade. ... Connecticut enacted a civil union law in 2005 which provide same-sex couples with all of the same rights and responsibilities as marriage. ... LGBT rights Around the world By country History · Groups · Activists Declaration of Montreal Same-sex relationships Marriage · Adoption Opposition · Discrimination Violence This box:      Washington, D.C., has recognized domestic partnerships since June 11, 1992. ... See also: Reciprocal Beneficiary Relationships in Hawaii. ... In April 2004, the Maine Legislature passed a bill to establish Domestic Partnerships, providing many important rights akin to marriage for same-sex couples in that state. ... LGBT rights Around the world · By country History · Groups · Activists Declaration of Montreal Same-sex relationships Marriage · Adoption Opposition · Persecution Violence This box:      LGBT rights in New Hampshire refers to the rights accorded to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in the US state of New Hampshire. ... New Jersey has legislated for both domestic partnerships and civil unions, and recognizes out-of-state same-sex marriages as equivalent to civil unions conducted in the state. ... Recognized in some regions United States (MA) International recognition Civil unions and registered partnerships Recognized in some regions Argentina (C, R) Australia (TAS, VIC — ACT effective 1 Feb 2008) Brazil (RS) Mexico (CO, DF) United States (CA, CT, DC, HI, ME, NJ, VT, WA — NH, OR effective 1 Jan 08... Vermont recognizes civil unions, but not marriage, of same-sex couples in accordance with a law that went into effect in 2000. ... Same-sex marriage is not recognized in Washington state. ... One of four newly wedded same-sex couples in a public wedding at Taiwan Pride 2006. ... As unregistered cohabitation Recognised in some regions Recognised prior to legalisation of same-sex marriage Netherlands (nationwide) (1998) Spain (12 of 17 communities) (1998) South Africa (nationwide) (1999) Belgium (nationwide) (2000) Canada (QC, NS and MB) (2001) Recognition debated See also Same-sex marriage Registered partnership Domestic partnership Common-law... International recognition Civil unions and Domestic partnerships Recognized in some regions Unregistered co-habitation Recognition debated See also Same-sex marriage Civil union Registered partnership Domestic partnership Timeline of same-sex marriage Listings by country This box:      A domestic partnership is a legal or personal relationship between individuals who live... International recognition Civil unions and Domestic partnerships Recognized in some regions Unregistered co-habitation Recognition debated See also Same-sex marriage Civil union Registered partnership Domestic partnership Timeline of same-sex marriage Listings by country This box:      A timeline of significant events regarding same-sex marriage and legal recognition of...

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Registered partnership is one of several terms synonymous with a civil union or civil partnership similar to marriage, typically created in order to provide same-sex couples the legal and social benefits of traditional marriage and thus could be described as quasi marriages. The term is used in the Scandinavian countries, The Netherlands, Czech Republic and Switzerland. The same concept under slight different terminology can also be found in Germany and the United Kingdom. Denmark was the first country in the world to offer registered partnerships to same-sex couples, beginning on June 7, 1989. The first union created under this new law took place on October 1, 1989 between Axel and Eigil Axgil. As unregistered cohabitation Recognised in some regions Recognised prior to legalisation of same-sex marriage Netherlands (nationwide) (1998) Spain (12 of 17 communities) (1998) South Africa (nationwide) (1999) Belgium (nationwide) (2000) Canada (QC, NS and MB) (2001) Recognition debated See also Same-sex marriage Registered partnership Domestic partnership Common-law... 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... Matrimony redirects here. ... Effects of marriage is a legal term of art used to describe all of the rights and obligations that individuals may be subject and entitled to if they are in a common-law marriage, an annulled marriage, domestic partnership or a civil union. ... For other uses, see Scandinavia (disambiguation). ... This politics article needs to be wikified. ... Wikinews has news related to: The Swiss vote yes to same-sex relationships and Schengen/Dublin On June 5th, 2005, the Swiss people approved by 58% in a referendum a government proposal to grant same-sex couples the same rights and protections as heterosexual couples, except: adoption of children fertility... Since 1 August 2001, Germany has allowed registered partnerships for same-sex couples. ... 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... Civil unions were introduced in Denmark by law on June 7, 1989, the worlds first such law. ... is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Axel and Eigil Axgil were the first gay couple to enter into a civil union anywhere in the world following Denmarks legalisation of same-sex partnership registration in 1989. ...


In Finland, law on registered partnership came into force on 1 March 2002, having been approved by the Parliament in September 2001. is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Registered partnerships in these countries are nearly equal to marriage. The Scandinavian registered partnership laws are short, and basically state that, wherever the word "marriage" or "spouse" appears in the country's laws, it will also be construed to mean "registered partnership" or "registered partner", respectively. However, certain rights of adoption (i.e., of foreign-born adoptees) and of a church ceremony are restricted under registered partnerships. In Sweden, however, same-sex couples were given all the rights of adoption in 2005. Iceland will legalize adoption as well by the end of 2006. Norway allows adoption of a registered partner's children only. Registered Partnership 1996. ... Registered Partnership 1993. ...


The main argument against registered partnership is that it creates a situation of separate but equal, called "marriage apartheid" by some. Others claim that these partnerships allow same-sex marriage by another name. Separate but equal was a policy enacted into law throughout the U.S. Southern states during the period of segregation, in which African Americans and Americans of European descent would receive the same services (schools, hospitals, water fountains, bathrooms, etc. ... One of four newly wedded same-sex couples in a public wedding at Taiwan Pride 2006. ...


It is expected that same-sex couples in Scandinavia, Iceland, and Finland will soon be granted the right to marry, perhaps in 2008 or 2009 in Sweden. [1] For other uses, see Scandinavia (disambiguation). ... Registered Partnership 2002. ...


In other places, registered partnerships have been instituted by municipalities in recognition of same-sex relationships. These partnerships are often merely nominal, conferring few actual benefits or obligations.


See also

The Registered Partnership Act is a legislative act effected in several countries, including: Denmarks Registered Partnership Act of 1989, see Civil unions in Denmark Norways Registered Partnership Act of 1993, see Civil unions in Norway Swedens Registered Partnership Act of 1994, see Civil unions in Sweden (Sweden... International recognition Civil unions and Domestic partnerships Recognized in some regions Unregistered co-habitation Recognition debated See also Same-sex marriage Civil union Registered partnership Domestic partnership Timeline of same-sex marriage Listings by country This box:      A domestic partnership is a legal or personal relationship between individuals who live... As unregistered cohabitation Recognised in some regions Recognised prior to legalisation of same-sex marriage Netherlands (nationwide) (1998) Spain (12 of 17 communities) (1998) South Africa (nationwide) (1999) Belgium (nationwide) (2000) Canada (QC, NS and MB) (2001) Recognition debated See also Same-sex marriage Registered partnership Domestic partnership Common-law... 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... One of four newly wedded same-sex couples in a public wedding at Taiwan Pride 2006. ...

External links

Stonewall.org.uk - Countries that recognise or proposed to recognise same-sex relationships


Recent book by Darren Spedale and William Eskridge, Jr. on the Scandinavian Registered Partnership laws: [2] Darren Spedale (born March 17, 1974) is an author and investment banker who is known as one of the worlds foremost experts on the Scandinavian registered partnership laws, which beginning in 1989 (in Denmark) allowed same-sex couples to enter into legal unions and thereby receive the rights and...


Recent article by Darren Spedale, William Eskridge, Jr. and Hans Ytterberg on the effect of the Registered Partnership Laws on society: [3] Darren Spedale (born March 17, 1974) is an author and investment banker who is known as one of the worlds foremost experts on the Scandinavian registered partnership laws, which beginning in 1989 (in Denmark) allowed same-sex couples to enter into legal unions and thereby receive the rights and...


Partners Task Force for Gay and Lesbian Couples, list of municipalities in the United States and some other countries where same-sex couples can register: [4]

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Status of legal recognition in Europe.      Same sex marriage recognised      Civil unions recognised      Unregistered cohabitation recognised      Issue under political consideration      Unrecognised or unknown      Same sex marriage banned
Status of legal recognition in Europe.      Same sex marriage recognised      Civil unions recognised      Unregistered cohabitation recognised      Issue under political consideration      Unrecognised or unknown      Same sex marriage banned
Provinces and territories with same-sex marriage before its nationwide legalization on July 20, 2005      Permitted      Did not permit
Provinces and territories with same-sex marriage before its nationwide legalization on July 20, 2005      Permitted      Did not permit
Laws Regarding Same-Sex Partnerships in the United States      Same sex marriages      Same sex unions      Foreign marriage licenses recognized      Domestic Partnerships      Statute bans Same-Sex Marriage      Constitution bans Same-Sex Marriage      Constitution bans Same-Sex Marriage and Union
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Registered partnership - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (254 words)
Registered partnership is one of several terms for a civil union or civil partnership similar to marriage, typically created for the purposes of allowing same-sex couples access to the legal and social benefits of traditional marriage.
Registered partnerships grant more rights than civil unions in most countries, and are nearly equal to marriage, with the exception of the right to adopt and to marry in a church.
In other places registered partnerships have been instituted by municipalites, and are often one of the first steps in government recognition of same-sex relationships.
NY Registered Limited Liability Partnerships, Gauthier (3347 words)
A partnership without limited partners that has been registered as a registered limited liability partnership is for all purposes the same entity that existed before the registration and continues to be a partnership without limited partners under the laws of this state.
Any registered limited liability partnership whose registration was so revoked may file in the department of state a certificate of consent certifying that either a statement required by this subdivision has been filed or accompanies the certificate of consent and all fees imposed under this chapter on the registered limited liability partnership have been paid.
Whenever a registered limited liability partnership shall have filed a certificate of consent pursuant to this subdivision or if the name of a registered limited liability partnership was erroneously included in a proclamation and such proclamation was annulled, the department of state shall publish a notice thereof in the state register.
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