Monday, November 2, 2015

First same-sex civil unions performed in Chile

Same-sex couples have been legally recognised in Chile for the first time.

Since now, Chile’s Civil Registry can perform civil union ceremonies for same-sex couples.

The new bill will also allow couples to inherit each other’s property, join their partner’s health plan and receive pension benefits.

Although the country maintains a ban on same-sex marriage and adoption, many see this as the first step to gaining full equal rights for same-sex couples in Chile.

Congrats to the new couples!

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