Wednesday, 22 June 2011 12:11

Liechtenstein Definitively Passed Civil Unions

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Even if the law authorizing the civil unions had been voted unanimously by the Parliament of Liechtenstein, an anti-gay group, Vox Populi, had required a referendum and unfortunately for them, most of the population decided to give the possibilities for gay and lesbian couples to become joined in civil union.


68.8% of people living in Liechtenstein voted in favor of the law allowing gays and lesbians to have the same rights as the marriage fiscally, during a heritage or on social aspects.


Of course the battle for the total equality is not finished because the adoption is still not possible just as the assisted procreation in the form of sperm donation or surrogate mothers.

"With this 'yes' to partnership, Liechtenstein shows a sign towards more justice and tolerance, because with this step, we remove current discrimination who strikes the same-sex couples," said the chief of the government, Klaus Tschütscher.