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Same Sex Civil Unions

Child Abduction and the Same-Sex Marriage Issue

Mark Baer | Posted 07.20.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Let's say that a child is born to a same-sex married couple (or registered domestic partnership or civil union). What do you think happens if that same couple later moved to a jurisdiction that fails to recognize their relationship?

City Breaks Barriers By Allowing Civil Unions

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

By Tim Gaynor BISBEE, Ariz., April 2 (Reuters) - A former Arizona copper mining town reborn as an artists' community defied the threat...

Cuba Eyes Same-Sex Civil Unions

AP | Posted 01.17.2012 | World

HAVANA -- Cuba's first daughter says island lawmakers will consider legalizing same-sex civil unions this year. Mariela Castro is the daughter of Pre...

As Church-Based Civil Unions Kick In, Church Of England Says No

Posted 12.05.2011 | Religion

By Al Webb Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) New laws that allow same-sex civil unions to be performed on religious premises took effect in Engl...

Brazil's Landmark Gay Ruling

AP | By BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 07.06.2011 | World

SAO PAULO -- Brazil's high court ruled that same-sex civil unions must be recognized, a decision welcomed as a watershed by gay activists who also hop...

Montana Gay Couples Seeking Rights Lose Lawsuit

AP | By MATT GOURAS | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. -- A Montana judge on Thursday rejected a lawsuit that sought to extend to gay couples the same legal protections as married couples, sa...

Delaware's New Civil Union Law -- Read It Before You Applaud

Katherine Franke | Posted 06.16.2011 | Politics
Katherine Franke

Delaware's new law is being celebrated as the next step on the way to full marriage rights for same-sex couples in Delaware. But can't we do better than marriage-lite when we advocate for law reform in this area?

Delaware Civil Unions Law Heads To Governor For Signature

AP | By RANDALL CHASE | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

DOVER, Del. -- A bill that makes Delaware the eighth state to allow civil unions or domestic partnerships for same-sex couples has cleared the legisla...

German Church Allows Gay Pastors To Live With Partners

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Niels Sorrells Religion News Service BERLIN (RNS) Gay and lesbian Lutheran ministers in the conservative German state of Bavaria may live with their ...

Hawaii Governor Vetoes Civil Unions Bill After Weeks Of Stalling

AP | HERBERT A. SAMPLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HONOLULU — Hawaii's governor on Tuesday vetoed legislation that would have permitted same-sex civil unions, ending months of speculation on how ...