civil unions

Aug 102012
 
Italia - Il Pdl: “Non servono, sono contro la Costituzione”

Matrimoni gay e unioni civili? Non servono, sono contro la Costituzione e la “tradizione culturale” italiana e soprattutto nessuno in Parlamento si imbarcherebbe in una battaglia sui diritti civili. Si può riassumere così il documento del Pdl scritto dopo la riunione fissata per decidere la posizione su matrimoni gay e unioni di fatto. Alla fine la quadra è stata trovata e la posizione del partito su questo tema può essere riassunto con un semplice “no”. Niente Pacs o similari, niente riconoscimento giuridico a copie di fatto e omosessuali. Posizione condivisibile o meno ma almeno condivisa all’interno del Pdl. Non si può dire altrettanto del Pd, quando licenz9iò un documento su questo stesso tema e subito si creò una scissione tra chi proponeva un riconoscimento più pieno e chi più velato.

Aug 082012
 
USA - Judge rules against gay marriage in Hawaii

U.S. District Court Judge Alan Kay upheld the state’s current laws banning same-sex marriage in Honolulu federal court Wednesday. Under current Hawaii law, same-sex couples can enter into a civil union, but they cannot marry. Oahu couple Natasha Jackson and Janin Kleid filed a lawsuit against Gov. Neil Abercrombie and the state, claiming the law [...]

Aug 082012
 
Italia - Casini pensa ad alleanza con il Pd "Sì unioni gay, ma no ai matrimoni"‎

Tra Monti e Pdl, è il giorno dell’armistizio. O meglio, di una tregua armata. Dopo la telefonata del premier a Berlusconi, oggi dovrebbe essere la visita di Angelino Alfano a Palazzo Chigi ad archiviare la polemica dello spread, scoppiata per l’intervista rilasciata dal presidente del Consiglio al Wall Street Journal 1. Ieri il presidente del consiglio ha [...]

Aug 022012
 
Deutschland - Homosexuelle Beamte in einer Lebenspartnerschaft müssen die gleichen Zuschläge bekommen wie heterosexuelle Ehepaare

Gay officials in a life partnership must receive the same supplements as heterosexual married couples. This decided the Federal Constitutional Court in a decision published on Wednesday.

Stärkt damit das Gericht ein weiteres Mal die Rechte Lebenspartner lesbischer und schwuler. Beamte, die ihre Ansprüche geltend gemacht haben Anspruch, hatten fruhzeitig auf Nachzahlung ab dem 1. August 2001

Jul 312012
 
UK - Civil partnerships are five times more popular than expected, figures show

The popularity of civil partnerships has far outstripped official expectations, with new figures showing five times as many couples have made the commitment as was originally envisaged. The latest figures, published on Tuesday, show the number of couples entering civil partnerships in Britain rose by 6% last year to 6,795. This figure means more than 100,000 people [...]

Jul 272012
 
Italia - Unioni civili, a Napoli primi sì via al registro con coppie gay e etero

I'm excited, happy. Held hand-holding a few moments before approaching to that book the Immaculate place again in the middle of the table in the sala Giunta di palazzo San Giacomo, seat of the Town Hall in Naples. They are the eight signatures that inaugurated the register civil unions. Are Antony and Ida, Antonio and Patrizia, Giovanni and Patrizia and Fabrizio and Luca. Their names and surnames – three heterosexual couples and homosexual – have filled the first boxes of that register to which the Mayor Luigi de Magistris attaches great value, "not only symbolic, but substantial for an act which we hope will be taken up even at national level".

Jul 252012
 
Australia - PFLAG to Queensland's Premier Newman: 'Will you have this conversation with your child?'

Premier Newman: Let me tell you about a conversation I must now have with my son, who is gay. I must now tell him he can’t live here in Queensland because his relationships will feel inferior, with no status or symbolism since your government watered down the Civil Partnership Legislation to become a mere Relationship [...]

Jun 192012
 
Australia - Pop star Darren Hayes blasts Salvation Army for stance on gay unions

The Salvation Army is facing a backlash after its online anti-homosexuality and gay marriage stance sparked a social media boycott campaign. Gay pop star Darren Hayes – the face of ’90s hit machine Savage Garden, Logan’s most famous musical export and a current mentor on The Voice – has called for the boycott. The Salvos [...]

Jun 112012
 
Philippines - When will the same-sex partnership come of age?

As we observe Independence Day tomorrow, we can’t help but extend the celebration to that of the human spirit, and the human heart. To us, it shouldn’t be so farfetched, in this day and age, to expect the respect and independence given to heterosexual couplings to be extended to same-sex partnerships. Yet sadly, it is. [...]

May 152012
 
Italy - 219 same-sex civil unions reported in Bari though 'civil unions does not guarantee any protection'

A Bari ci sono 219 coppie dello stesso sesso che si sono iscritte al registro delle unioni civili: 129 coppie di uomini, 90 coppie di donne. Allo stato, però, hanno fatto niente più che un atto di testimonianza. L’essere iscritti non configura alcun diritto e non dà accesso ad alcuna agevolazione, non garantisce nessuna tutela. [...]