Here are the differences between a civil partnership, which British same-sex couples have been able to have since December gay marriage was made legal in England, Scotland and Wales in Archived from the original on 28 September Register of civil partnerships The Registrar-General is obliged to maintain a register of civil partnerships, a register of decrees of dissolution of civil partnerships and a register of nullity of civil partnerships. Keep me logged in. Plus, you can find a timeline of the American gay rights movementwhich will introduce you to the many struggles the gay and lesbian community have experienced. Namespaces Article Talk.
Rings indicate areas where local judges have granted or denied marriages or imposed the death penalty in a jurisdiction where that is not otherwise the law or areas with a case-by-case application.
A statutory civil partnership registration scheme for same-sex couples was introduced in January under the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act The same might be said for domestic partnership in the District of Columbia, domestic partnership in Washington, and domestic partnership in Oregon. Since Octoberall states that provide for civil unions, domestic partnerships, or similar arrangements between same-sex partners also allow same-sex partners to legally wed. The requirements can be found in section and sections to of the Act.
Washington is the first state to have passed a same-sex civil union bill by a popular vote.