Gay couples in Sweden had been allowed to register for civil unions since The law allows gays and le
Qruiser Ecce Homo. A party to a civil union is entitled to the same legal obligations, responsibilities, protections, and benefits as are afforded or recognized by the law of Illinois to spouses, whether they derive from statute, administrative rule, policy, common law, or any other source of civil or criminal law.
The same-sex marriage bill passed with a majority of 56 votes to four votes.
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- See also: Transgender , Transgender rights , Intersex , and Intersex human rights.
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The vote to apply gender-neutral language to Iceland's definition of marriage passed unanimously in Parliament in June On 7 April , the Court ruled that marriage doesn't exclusively apply to opposite-sex couples. The decree took effect on 11 November Same-sex sexual activity illegal, but ban not enforced.
Some additional states allow stepchild adoption by those who are in a same-sex relationship but are unmarried: Croatia , Estonia , Italy on a case-by-case basis , Slovenia and Switzerland.