Retrieved May 30, She said to the reporter:. On October 25,the Supreme Court of New Jersey gave New Jersey lawmakers days to rewrite the state's marriage laws, either including same-sex couples or creating a new system of civil unions for them. Same-sex couples should be clear who the legal, biological and psychological parents of their children are and who has parental responsibility.
I am immensely grateful for all its efforts. Unfortunately, the UK is out of sync with other western countries and ignores the advice of the international human rights conventions on this issue.
Huffington Post. What federal benefits do marriages provide? July Archived from the original PDF on December 3, Northern Cyprus. InBisbee became the first city in Arizona to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples.
Namespaces Article Talk. As a result of these bills, all couples in New Zealand, whether married, in a civil union, or in a de facto partnership, now generally enjoy the same rights and undertake the same obligations. That said, the SSA does encourage anyone to apply for benefits regardless of whether you are in a marriage or civil union.
Civil unions are commonly criticised as being ' separate but equal ', critics say they segregate same-sex couples by forcing them to use a separate institution. Since 4 FebruaryOregon offers domestic partnerships which grant nearly all of the state-recognized rights of marriage to same-sex couples.
The Vermont law awarded same-sex couples most of the rights and responsibilities of marriage.
De las parejas estables no casadas". I pay genuine tribute to her for the knowledge, advocacy and expertise that she brings to the issue. The ability to marry at 16 with parental consent is a significant discrepancy in the law here. See also: Domestic partnership , which is legal recognition of relationships without the wider rights or benefits of civil unions.
Learn more about Surrogacy and Assisted Reproduction here. Human Rights Watch has asserted that the EU could do more to help to end child marriage, and I understand that the European Parliament is working towards that.