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Registered Partnerships in the Nordic Countries

in Equality for Same-Sex Couples: The Legal Recognition of Gay Partnerships in Europe and the United States

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226520315
eISBN:
9780226520339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520339.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The five Nordic countries—Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and Finland—have registered partnership acts in place. This chapter provides an overview of the history and the reform processes that led ... More


Contrasts between the Models of Recognition and the Status of Same-Sex Partnerships in the United States and Northern Europe

in Equality for Same-Sex Couples: The Legal Recognition of Gay Partnerships in Europe and the United States

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226520315
eISBN:
9780226520339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520339.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter focuses on the two main models of recognition that serve as alternatives to marriage for same-sex couples: registered partnership and domestic partnership. Whereas the Nordic states and ... More


Domestic Partnership, Registered Partnership, and Marriage

in Equality for Same-Sex Couples: The Legal Recognition of Gay Partnerships in Europe and the United States

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226520315
eISBN:
9780226520339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520339.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Comparative analysis shows that whereas most U.S. states provide same-sex couples with extensive parental rights and hardly regulate the relationship between the partners, some European countries ... More


Recognition of Same-Sex Partnerships in Other European Countries

in Equality for Same-Sex Couples: The Legal Recognition of Gay Partnerships in Europe and the United States

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226520315
eISBN:
9780226520339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520339.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter discusses the recognition of same-sex partnerships in several European countries. Hungary is one of the few countries other than the northern European countries that provides recognition ... More


Same-Sex Partnerships in the Netherlands

in Equality for Same-Sex Couples: The Legal Recognition of Gay Partnerships in Europe and the United States

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226520315
eISBN:
9780226520339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520339.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The Netherlands, which is the first and thus far the only country in the world to recognize same-sex marriage, has been concurrently considering and implementing three different models of recognition ... More


Forsaking All Other Options

M. V. Lee Badgett

in When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791141
eISBN:
9780814739020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791141.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter compares the actual rates of same-sex marriage or registered partnerships across countries to measures of the practical and cultural value of marriage to see whether low rates are a ... More


Friendship, Marriage-Like Relationships, and Informal Marriage

SANFORD N. KATZ

in Family Law in America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264346
eISBN:
9780191718502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264346.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter discusses issues of establishing adult relationships, including friendship and informal marriage, and how individuals have attempted to regulate their upcoming marriage by entering into ... More


Alternatives to Marriage and the Doctrine of “Separate but Equal”

in Equality for Same-Sex Couples: The Legal Recognition of Gay Partnerships in Europe and the United States

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226520315
eISBN:
9780226520339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520339.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter addresses an issue that is currently at the heart of the debate over the rights of same-sex couples: the question of whether the status of same-sex couples should be recognized outside ... More


Equality for Same-Sex Couples: The Legal Recognition of Gay Partnerships in Europe and the United States

Yuval Merin

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226520315
eISBN:
9780226520339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520339.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

During the past three decades, nations all over the world have been debating whether to allow same-sex couples to marry, or at least grant these couples various rights associated with marriage. This ... More


Conclusion

in Equality for Same-Sex Couples: The Legal Recognition of Gay Partnerships in Europe and the United States

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226520315
eISBN:
9780226520339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520339.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Although the United States provides partial recognition to same-sex couples—with the exception of the state of Vermont, which comes close to equating the status of gay couples with that of married ... More


A Scandinavian Perspective on Homosexuality, Equal Rights, and Freedom of Religion

Maarit Jänterä-Jareborg

in Religious Freedom and Gay Rights: Emerging Conflicts in the United States and Europe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190600600
eISBN:
9780190600631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600600.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

This chapter presents a Scandinavian outlook on homosexuality, equal rights, and freedom of religion. It tracks the progression of reforms in family law in Scandinavian countries, where homosexuality ... More


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