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  Civil unions in Quebec - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Civil unions in Quebec: Pursuant to a range of activism and to the M.
A civil union is contracted into by same-sex or opposite-sex partners 18 years of age and older, who are not otherwise married, not in another civil union, or who are not closely related, following prescribed formalities similar to the regime of marriage.
A civil union ends at death of one of the partners or may be dissolved by judicial dissolution or by a 'transaction agreement' and 'joint declaration' before a civil law notary and recorded en minute if both partners consent and they settle all the consequences of the dissolution (CCQ arts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Civil_unions_in_Quebec   (489 words)

  
 Civil union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Unions that are similar to or synonymous with civil unions include civil partnerships, registered partnerships, and domestic partnerships.
Civil unions were introduced in Denmark by law on June 7, 1989, the world's first such law.
The controversial civil unions law enacted in Vermont in 2000 was passed as a response to the Vermont Supreme Court ruling in Baker v.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Civil_unions   (2433 words)

  
 Civil Unions
Marriage maintains the civil effects of the civil union, which are considered to be the effects of the marriage as of the date on which the civil union was celebrated.
The dissolution of a civil union does not deprive the spouses' children of the advantages they are guaranteed under the law or the civil union contract, and does not terminate the rights and obligations of the parents towards their children.
If the couple is married or living in a civil union, the spouse of the mother is presumed to be the father of the child and one of the parents may declare the filiation to the registrar of civil status, on behalf of both partners.
www.justice.gouv.qc.ca /english/publications/generale/union-civ-a.htm   (2060 words)

  
 Civil Code of Québec >> Whole Document
The married or civil union spouse of or the tutor to the absentee may, after one year of absence, apply to the court for a declaration that the patrimonial rights of the spouses may be liquidated.
The declaration of civil union states the names and domicile and places and dates of birth of the spouses, the date and place of solemnization of the civil union, and the names of their fathers and mothers and witnesses.
The registrar of civil status makes a notation of the act of marriage or civil union in the act of birth; he also makes a notation of the act of death in the act of birth and the act of marriage or civil union.
www.canlii.org /qc/laws/sta/ccq/20040323/part1.html   (12181 words)

  
 Directeur de l'état civil->Marriage and civil union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Civil union is a commitment by two persons, aged 18 or older, who publicly express their free and informed consent to live together as a couple and uphold the rights and obligations that derive from this civil status.
The newly married or civil union spouses and their witnesses sign the Declaration of marriage or civil union at the end of the ceremony.
The newly married or civil union spouses may apply for a certificate or copy of the act of marriage or civil union after it has been entered in the register of civil status.
www.etatcivil.gouv.qc.ca /English/MarriageUnion.htm   (433 words)

  
 War of the Rings - Christian Gamers Alliance Forums
The fundamental difference between marriage and civil unions is that this new matrimonial institution is open to same-sex as well as heterosexual couples.
Civil unions or domestic partnerships are clearly courting society into same-sex marriage.
Quebec political leaders are now celebrating their wonderful accomplishment in bringing about the advent of these new government approved same-sex unions.
www.cgalliance.org /forums/showthread.php?t=7791   (6392 words)

  
 Full text of Mass. gay marriage ruling
Civil marriage is at once a deeply personal commitment to another human being and a highly public celebration of the ideals of mutuality, companionship, intimacy, fidelity, and family.
Moreover, the Commonwealth affirmatively facilitates bringing children into a family regardless of whether the intended parent is married or unmarried, whether the child is adopted or born into a family, whether assistive technology was used to conceive the child, and whether the parent or her partner is heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual.
Although ostensibly applying the rational basis test to the civil marriage statutes, it is abundantly apparent that the court is in fact applying some undefined stricter standard to assess the constitutionality of the marriage statutes’ exclusion of same-sex couples.
www.msnbc.com /news/995055.asp   (16673 words)

  
 Civil Unions Information
The civil union law is hailed by some as a fair compromise to the issues before the legislature.
Civil unions can be dissolved in Vermont family court in exactly the same manner as divorce of married couples: as of July 2002, four such unions had been so dissolved.
The attempt of Glen Rosengarten to obtain, in his home state of Connecticut, a formal dissolution of his Vermont civil union with Peter Downes, then a resident of New York City, was rejected by the court of appeals on the basis of lack of jurisdiction.
www.bankdynamic.com /laws/civil-unions.html   (820 words)

  
 CFCJ - Newsletter #5 - Revising Civil Procedure in Quebec   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Civil Procedure in Quebec is undergoing its third revision since its first codification in 1866 [ 1 ], with new codes having been adopted in 1897 [ 2 ] and in 1965 [ 3 ].
Indeed, among the delays that may be the result of procedural rules, those taken to prepare the case - that is, the period during which the parties or their attorneys exchange procedural documents and communicate information to prepare, notably the hearing of the case - generally depend on their desire and ability to act expeditiously.
At the time, the legislator was breaking new ground since Quebec was the first Canadian province to adopt "modern" rules on this subject.
www.cfcj-fcjc.org /issue_5/n5-quebec.htm   (2651 words)

  
 MARIAGE-QUEBEC:Montreal Marriage Services:Montreal civil union
Civil union is a new way that allows heterosexual, as well as same sex couples, to unite publicly and legally.
Couples under a civil union are submitting to the same laws as married couples.
In conclusion, dissolution of a civil union can be made without judicial intervention, if both parties agree and no children are involved.
www.mariage-quebec.net /English/civil_union.htm   (168 words)

  
 Christian Civil Unions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
CHRISTIAN CIVIL UNIONS AT Last June, the Quebec government passed new legislation to permit same-sex couples to have their union legally recognized as a "civil union" by the performance of a ceremony almost identical to a wedding by the same officers, including church ministers, authorized to perform weddings.
Civil unions are not, however, "marriages" as marriage is governed by federal Canadian law.
Although church ministers were authorized by the Quebec law to perform the official civil union ceremonies, it is expressly up to the respective church authorities to decide whether such duties should be undertaken.
www3.sympatico.ca /mtlpres/civiluniondescription.htm   (370 words)

  
 CNEWS - News Ticker National - Feds eyeing same-sex unions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Inspired by models used in Quebec and France, this civil union would allow gay and lesbian couples to be legally recognized without having to modify the definition of marriage.
The same sources said a civil union plan may help avoid a raucous debate in the House of Commons, where even the Liberal Party is divided on this question.
At this time only same-sex couples in Quebec and Nova Scotia can enter into a union and be recognized in their province, but they are recognized nowhere else.
cnews.canoe.ca /CNEWS/Canada/2002/11/03/3278.html   (655 words)

  
 MARRIAGE DIGEST: A rise in civil unions support? Maybe not - (BP)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
In March a Gallup poll found that Americans supported same-sex civil unions by a margin of 54 to 42 percent -- an increase in support of 14 points from last July when Americans opposed civil unions by a margin of 57 to 40 percent.
If people are asked their opinion about civil unions before they are asked about same-sex “marriage,” they are more likely to say they don’t favor civil unions, he wrote in the March 23 edition of the Gallup Tuesday Briefing.
QUEBEC, TOO -- The Quebec Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal from two pro-family groups March 19, making Quebec the third province to legalize same-sex “marriage.” British Columbia and Ontario are the other two.
www.bpnews.net /bpnews.asp?ID=17939   (1059 words)

  
 GayLawNet - GayLawNews by Subject - Partners / Marriage - April 2002
The legislation strikes a compromise between gays and lesbians who are pushing for civil unions for same-sex couples and the conservative Christian groups opposed to legal recognition for same-sex partners.
A draft bill, unveiled in the Quebec legislature Thursday and expected to be adopted by the end of the current session, would give same-sex couples the same rights and obligations as married heterosexual couples, including adoption and artificial insemination.
The minimum age for civil unions of both same-sex and heterosexual couples is set at 18.
www.gaylawnet.com /news/2002/pa0204.htm   (1160 words)

  
 Catholic World News : Quebec Bishops Again Say They Do Not Object To Homosexual Civil Unions
Rimouski, Quebec, Mar. 28, 2003 (LifesiteNews.com/CWN) - Quebec's Catholic Bishops have published an article saying they do not object to homosexual civil unions as such legislation is being considered by Quebec legislators.
Perhaps you could clarify which civil legislative matters a Catholic bishop, priest or layperson should be speaking out against, and which civil legislative matters are best left to the unfettered wisdom and prudence of our civil leaders.
I suppose, as a matter of course, then, that we would be overreaching to expect the Bishops of Quebec to go after Catholic politicians who are pro-choice by vigorously denying them communion due to the grave scandal that they have caused the church body.
www.cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=21496   (1267 words)

  
 GMax - News: Couple celebrates Quebec's first gay marriage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
MONTREAL — Two men were married in Quebec Thursday, the first gay couple to wed since the French-speaking province's Court of Appeal rejected on March 19 a bid by religious groups to have marriage defined as a union between a man and a woman.
Quebec became the third Canadian province to permit gay and lesbian marriage as Rene Leboeuf and Michael Hendricks exchanged vows and rings after living together for 30 years.
The appellate court on March 19 upheld a lower court's September 2002 ruling that the traditional definition of marriage was discriminatory.
www.gmax.co.za /look04/04/02-canada.html   (228 words)

  
 QUEBEC OKAYS HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE IN ALL BUT NAME
QUEBEC, June 10, 2002 (LSN.ca) - Quebec gave legal status to homosexual "civil unions" on Friday, including equivalency of access to adoption and artificial insemination.
Paul Begin, Quebec's attorney general, said the province stopped short of redefining the term "marriage," but conferred "equality" in terms of health and insurance benefits, tax status and rights after divorce or death.
Marriage now retains one distinction in Quebec, for now: the minimum age for civil unions of both same-sex and heterosexual couples will be 18, while the minimum age for heterosexual marriage is 16.
www.lifesite.net /ldn/2002/jun/02061001.html   (269 words)

  
 Montreal Mirror : Divers/Cite - same-sex couples right to civil unions
The Civil Union option should be available to heterosexual as well as homosexual couples; Quebec should remove Article 365-which defined marriage as between a man and a woman-from its civil code; and the law must include parental rights for same-sex couples.
Not one voice was raised against the concept of civil unions for gays and lesbians.
Though she expressed the party’s support for civil unions, she advocated a go-slow approach on parental rights, suggesting that more hearings be held specifically on this question, and even that they be dealt with by a separate bill.
www.montrealmirror.com /ARCHIVES/2002/080102/divers4.html   (1792 words)

  
 OUTINSANDIEGO.COM - QUEBEC TO GET CIVIL UNIONS
Quebec City--Attorney General Paul Begin announced April 26 that the province will begin granting civil unions to same-sex couples by the end of June.
For the dissolution of a civil union not involving children, all that will be necessary is the signing of a statement by both parties in the presence of a notary public, while married heterosexual couples will still have to go to court for divorce proceedings.
According to polls, over 75% of Quebec residents favor civil unions legislation, and 20% of couples in the province are in common-law marriages or are not legally married, with 3% of the couples being gay or lesbian.
www.outinsandiego.com /Home/news.asp?articleid=2116   (308 words)

  
 HOMOSEXUAL (SAME-SEX) MARRIAGES - All sides to the issue
It was only after the civil war that African-Americans were allowed to marry in all areas of the U.S. It was only after a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1967 that mixed race couples could marry anywhere in the U.S. But, until recently, same-sex couples could not marry anywhere in the world.
The legislators of the state of Vermont set up such a civil union system which went into effect in mid-2000.
On 2003-SEP-19, bill AB 205 was signed into law in State of California to set up a system of domestic partnership which is very similar to the civil unions in Vermont.
www.religioustolerance.org /hom_marr.htm   (1533 words)

  
 Directeur de l'état civil->Birth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
A copy of the Attestation is given to the parent(s) along with the Declaration of birth form which one or both parents must fill out, preferably at the hospital, or else at home.
If the parents are not married or joined in a civil union, the signatures of both parents are required to establish their filiation with the child.
Recording the child’s birth in the Québec register of civil status will allow parents to receive their child's first Medicare card rapidly after verifying his or her eligibility for the health insurance plan.
www.etatcivil.gouv.qc.ca /English/birth.htm   (767 words)

  
 Civil Unions, Commitment Ceremonies, Honeymoons
And as of October 2005, same-sex civil unions are legal in Connecticut.
Since the civil union law went into effect, we have had over 250 couples stay at the Inn while becoming "civilly united" in Vermont....and of course most stay on with us for their honeymoon!
However, most of our commitment ceremonies and civil union celebrations simply involve the couple, sometimes with a few close friends or family.
www.highlandsinn-nh.com /honeymoons.html   (837 words)

  
 Gay wedding bells for Quebec   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Montreal - Two men were married in Quebec on Thursday, the first gay couple to wed since the French-speaking province's Court of Appeal rejected on March 19 a bid by religious groups to have marriage defined as a union between a man and a woman.
Quebec created civil unions for gays two years ago.
As controversy rages over the decisions, Canada's federal government has asked the Supreme Court to rule on whether the definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
www.news24.com /News24/World/News/0,6119,2-10-1462_1507286,00.html   (263 words)

  
 CanLII >> Consolidated Statutes of Quebec >> Civil Code of Québec
Of the Civil Code respecting the discounting of damages for bodily injury, Regulation under, Article 1614, R.Q. c.
Rules respecting the solemnization of civil marriages and civil unions, R.Q. c.
Tariff of duties respecting the acts of civil status and change of name or of designation of sex, R.Q. c.
www.canlii.org /qc/laws/sta/ccq   (223 words)

  
 Lead News Stories from the Gay People's Chronicle
Meanwhile, the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit on March 19, representing three same sex couples who were challenging the constitutionality of the state’s ban on same-sex marriages.
They are starting a petition drive to put an amendment banning same-sex marriage and civil unions before the voters in 2008.
Civil rights and equal marriage advocates still staunchly oppose the amendment, even with the new wording, arguing that it would entrench discrimination in the Constitution.
www.gaypeopleschronicle.com /stories04/04mar26.htm   (4105 words)

  
 Log Cabin Chronicles Peter Black's Tempus Fugit column
The battering the Liberals have taken of late at the hands of hordes of striking students suffering under ridiculously cut-rate university tuition fees is merely a shrimp cocktail entrée for the big buffet, when Quebec's civil servants' unions tuck in their napkins and demand more generous helpings.
Charest has already had a taste of the mobilization power of the grown-ups' unions when they took to the streets en masse in the fall of 2003 over some labour law reforms that took a bite out of union omnipotence.
Given that a conflict with the highly politicized, pro-PQ, and unflinching civil service unions is likely to consume much of the year to come, that leaves Charest precious little time to make nice with an electorate that has already given his Liberals one of the lowest satisfaction ratings in history.
www.tomifobia.com /black/tempus_fugit.shtml   (673 words)

  
 OUTINLOUISVILLE.COM - CONNECTICUT GAY CIVIL UNIONS BILL PROTESTED
"Civil unions are merely a stepping stone to redefining marriage," he said at Sunday's rally.
Many said they were happy the state approved civil unions but wished lawmakers had given gays and lesbians full marriage rights.
One man was detained after trying to approach the rally against civil unions and mouthing off, said Capitol Police Chief William Morgan.
www.outinlouisville.com /home/news.asp?articleid=8556   (491 words)

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