Domestic Partnership, Registered Partnership, and Marriage

in Equality for Same-Sex Couples

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print July 2002 | ISBN: 9780226520315
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226520339 | DOI:
Domestic Partnership, Registered Partnership, and Marriage

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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 provide comprehensive recognition of the couple's relationship but offer relatively few parental rights. This chapter compares the American and European models on the one hand and opposite-sex marriage on the other, in terms of the rights, benefits, and obligations each of the institutions provides.

Keywords: domestic partnership; registered partnership; same-sex couples; parental rights; opposite-sex marriage; rights and benefits

Chapter.  6692 words. 

Subjects: Family Law

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