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Hungary Legalizes Same-Sex Civil Partnerships

UPDATE:  Uruguay has also just legalized civil partnerships, pending the expected presidential signature.

Hungary has legalized civil partnerships for same-sex couples.  Yay!  It isn’t marriage equality, but it is a lot closer than what we’ve here in the USA.  The new law takes effect Jan 1, 2009.  Hungary joins these polities in respecting S-S relationships: (below the flip)

  • Marriage Equality

    Belgium

    Canada

    Netherlands

    South Africa

    Spain

    United States (MA only)

  • Recognizes SSMs from other polities

    Aruba

    Israel

    Neth. Antilles

    United States (NY, RI)

  • Civil unions, registered partnerships and domestic partnerships

    Andorra

    Argentina (C, R)

    Australia (TAS)

    Brazil (RS)

    Czech Republic

    Denmark

    Finland

    France

    Germany

    Hungary – effective 01/01/09

    Iceland

    Luxembourg

    Mexico (CO, DF)

    New Zealand

    Norway

    Portugal

    Slovenia

    Sweden

    Switzerland

    United Kingdom

    United States (CA, CT, DC, HI, ME, NJ, VT, WA – NH, OR effective 01/01/08)

    Uruguay (pending)
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    Hungary Legalizes Same-Sex Civil Partnerships

    UPDATE:  Uruguay has also just legalized civil partnerships, pending the expected presidential signature.

    Hungary has legalized civil partnerships for same-sex couples.  Yay!  It isn’t marriage equality, but it is a lot closer than what we’ve here in the USA.  The new law takes effect Jan 1, 2009.  Hungary joins these polities in respecting S-S relationships: (below the flip) (more…)

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