Uruguay Leftists to Pass Homosexual Civil Partnership Law

Excerpted from Uruguay Leftists to Pass Homosexual Civil Partnership Law, by Hilary White, published Sept 15, 2006, by LifeSite News:

The ruling leftist party of Uruguay has passed legislation that will allow homosexual partnerings to be recognized as the legal equivalent of natural marriage.

Under the new law, couples who have lived together for at least five years, can have their relationship recognized as a civil partnership with the equivalent legal protections of marriage. The new law will affect inheritance, taxation and child custody.

Senator Margarita Percovich, a sponsor of the bill, told Reuters news service that the bill will pass the lower house easily because of the majority held by the leftist coalition party. “If there is recognition (of the partnership), it’s as though it were a marriage,” she said.

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This article was posted on Tuesday, September 19th, 2006 at 10:48 pm and is filed under "Civil Unions" & "Gay Marriage", Government Promotion, South America. You can follow any updates to this article through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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