Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Relationships in Europe

National, Cross-Border and European Perspectives (Fully Revised Second Edition)

Edited by: Katharina Boele-Woelki, Angelika Fuchs

In the last 20 years, the legal recognition of same-sex relationships in Europe has undergone significant changes, both on a national and European level. By now, more than half of the Member States of the European Union have introduced legislation on the formalization of same-sex relationships. Most of them have provided for registered partnerships and some allow homosexual couples to enter into marriage. This second edition provides an updated overview of registration schemes and same-sex marriages in Europe. It also comments on the legal aspects of same-sex couples and their children (including surrogate motherhood) in different European jurisdictions, and it addresses cross-border and European issues. (Series: European Family Law - Vol. 32)

328 pages

Publication Date: 7/1/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781780680453