In pushing for a law legalizing civil unions
, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has intended to protect the rights of, among others, even 'ugly' spouses whose partners only marry them for their wealth.
An Italian priest refused to back down after his comments blaming the recent devastating earthquakes on gay civil unions
invited the ire of several people, including a top Vatican official.
The Italian parliament approved same-sex civil unions
in May after months of fierce debate across the country.
A 2003 law in Brazil paved the way for legal recognition of same-sex civil unions
Registered Texas voters narrowly oppose same-sex marriage, but a large majority is open to allowing either marriage or civil unions
to gays and lesbians, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
didn't interest the Carbondale couple, who long had hoped to have a legal marriage.
A bill that would legalize non-marital civil unions
for same-sex couples has split Peruvians into two camps: those viewing such unions a civil rights issue and others who say it is an attack on the family.
The City Council in Bisbee, a town of about 5,600 residents, in April adopted an ordinance establishing civil unions
for both same-sex and opposite-sex couples, going into effect in May.
The newspaper reported that in a meeting with church officials, Muscat made a point to discuss civil unions
AS OF JUNE 1, residents of the Land of Lincoln are free to enter into civil unions
, which allow same-sex couples to enjoy the benefits, protections, and responsibilities under Illinois law that are granted to spouses.
When Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed the Religious Freedom and Protection and Civil Union
Act on January 31, Illinois became the fifth state to legally recognize civil unions
of same-sex couples.
The Illinois House of Representatives and Senate passed landmark civil unions