Civil unions in Uruguay


Civil unions in Uruguay
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Unregistered cohabitation

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Recognized in some jurisdictions

United States: MD

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Same-sex marriage
Same-sex marriage legislation
Timeline of same-sex marriage
Recognition of same-sex unions in Europe
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On January 1, 2008, Uruguay became the first Latin American country to have a national civil union law, titled Ley de Unión Concubinaria.[1]

The bill for legalization, proposed by Senator Margarita Percovich of the Broad Front, was passed in Chamber of Deputies on 29 November 2007 after having been passed in a similar form in the Senate in 2006.[2][3][4][5] The bill was passed by both chambers in the same form on December 19[6][7] and signed into law by president Tabaré Vázquez on December 27.[8][9] It came into effect on 1 January 2008.[10]

Following the approval of a bill both same-sex and opposite-sex couples are allowed to enter into a civil union (unión concubinaria) after they live together for at least five years, and will be entitled to most of the benefits that married couples are afforded, including social security entitlements, inheritance rights and joint ownership of goods and property.[11]

A government-backed bill allowing same-sex couples to adopt children was discussed in the national parliament in the spring of 2008. The bill has been approved by both the Senate and the House of Deputies. Thus, same-sex couples can jointly adopt in Uruguay, a first for South America.[12][13][14][15][16]

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Same-sex marriage

On May 25, 2009 Senator Percovich said if Broad Front won the national elections in October 2009 it would introduce a same-sex marriage bill.[17][18] In October the Broad Front won an absolute majority in both chambers and José Mujica, the Broad Front presidential candidate, won the presidential election on November 29, 2009. In July 2010 legislators of the ruling party Broad Front announced they're planning to submit the bill that would allow same-sex marriage.[19][20][21] On July 25, 2010, former president Julio María Sanguinetti of the Colorado Party declared his support for legalization of same-sex marriage. Other former president and incumbent senator Luis Alberto Lacalle of the National Party said that he is opposed.[22][23]

In April 2011, Sebastián Sabini, a legislator of the Movement of Popular Participation, one of the parties consisting the Broad Front, presented the bill allowing same-sex couples to marry.[24][25][26] The bill was formally submitted to the parliament on September 6, 2011.[27]

See also

References

  1. ^ (Spanish) Ley Nş 18.246 UNIÓN CONCUBINARIA
  2. ^ Legal recognition for gay couples in Uruguay
  3. ^ (German) Uruguay will Homo-Ehe einführen
  4. ^ Uruguay set to legalize gay civil unions
  5. ^ Uruguay to Legalize Same-Sex Civil Unions
  6. ^ Uruguay approves gay civil unions
  7. ^ Uruguay becomes latest country to legalise civil unions
  8. ^ Uruguay's President grants legal rights for gay couples
  9. ^ Uruguayan president signs law legalizing civil unions for gay couples
  10. ^ Uruguay approves gay civil unions
  11. ^ (Spanish) Preguntas frecuentes sobre Unión Concubinaria
  12. ^ Bill to legalise gay adoption moves forward in Uruguay
  13. ^ Uruguay nears same-sex adoption law
  14. ^ Uruguay allows same sex adoption
  15. ^ Uruguay allows same-sex adoption
  16. ^ Uruguay will allow gay adoption, a first for Latin America
  17. ^ Uruguayan Socialists Prepare "Homosexual Marriage" Legislation
  18. ^ (Spanish) Ahora Uruguay va por el matrimonio gay
  19. ^ (Spanish) Frente promoverá ley para habilitar el matrimonio gay
  20. ^ (Spanish) Socialistas quieren debate sobre matrimonio gay
  21. ^ Argentine Neighbors Uruguay, Paraguay To Debate Gay Marriage
  22. ^ (Spanish) Matrimonio gay en Uruguay ¿sí o no?
  23. ^ (Spanish) Ex presidentes de Uruguay disienten sobre el matrimonio gay
  24. ^ Uruguay: Parliament considers bill to allow gay marriage
  25. ^ (Spanish) Uruguay: el Frente Amplio impulsa el matrimonio igualitario
  26. ^ (Spanish) Uruguay podría aprobar el matrimonio gay
  27. ^ (Spanish) Asuntos del Parlamento

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