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Liechtenstein introduces same-sex couple bill

Timothy Kincaid

April 22nd, 2010

From the Italian site Queerblog (Google translation):

Aurelia Frick, Minister of Justice of Liechtenstein, had promised that by summer 2010, the Principality will give itself a law that recognizes same-sex couples. Now the Government submitted the bill to Parliament which is expected to be treated de facto unions to heterosexual marriages as regards inheritance, social security, retirement pensions, immigration and naturalization, and other tax matters. Remain outside the law and adoptions that access to artificial insemination.

I am not certain whether this is a civil marriage bill, allowable on the same terms as heterosexual marriage, or if it is just the granting of limited rights to de facto couples.

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TampaZeke
April 22nd, 2010 | LINK

Where is the confusion. The article clearly states that they will be “de facto” unions which have the certain benefits of real marriages.

They are civil partnerships aka second class “marriages”.

Jutta Zalud
April 22nd, 2010 | LINK

The bill in Liechtenstein is similar to the laws in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. It introduces “Lebenspartnerschaften” (civil unions) with most of the rights and duties of married couples but some differences (no adoption, no artificial insemination, no common last name)

For those who read German: The link to the bill http://www.llv.li/pdf-llv-rk_vernehml._lebenspartnerschaftsgesetz.pdf
and the link to the press release by the press office of the government of Liechtentstein http://www.presseportal.ch/de/pm/100000148/100601441/presse_informationsamt_liechtenstein

Mombian » Blog Archive » Weekly Political Roundup
April 23rd, 2010 | LINK

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