Sunday, June 19, 2011

Liechtenstein Approves Same-Sex Partnership Law

Voters in the tiny principality of Liechtenstein have approved a law this past weekend to allow same-sex couples to register their partnerships.  Same-sex couples will have equal rights for inheritance, social security, immigration, and taxation. They will still be barred from adopting children or having access to reproductive medical services however.  Click here for more information.  The law takes effect on September 1st.  It passed with 68.8% in favor of the law.

And for our German readers:

In Liechtenstein können sich gleichgeschlechtliche Paare ab dem 1. September registrieren lassen. Das Volk hat sich mit einem deutlichen Jastimmen-Anteil von 68,8 Prozent für das Partnerschaftsgesetz ausgesprochen.  Click here for more information (in German)

Hat tip to Rex Wockner.

(mew)

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