Civil Unions

June 19, 2014

Italy reverses decision to force divorce between a trans woman and her partner

When Alessandra Bernaroli, a transgender woman in Italy, officially changed her name and gender on her identity card, the Bologna court forced a divorce with her wife, also named Alessandra. Their appeal for the divorce got turned down, but Italy's high court has now overturned the initial ruling.

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Gay Man Arrested for Staying at His Partner's Bedside at Hospital

A Missouri man was arrested because he stayed by his partner's bedside in the hospital. The hospital refused to recognize Roger as a part of Allen's family, put him handcuffs, and escorted him out of the building. Roger is now unable to see his partner at all, because of a restraining order following his arrest.
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March 13, 2013

Colorado Passes Civil Union Legislation for Gay and Lesbian Couples

Colorado passes legislation to legalize civil unions for gay and lesbian couples.

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NC Coalition of Advocates and Allies Working to Stop Constitutional Marriage Ban

Yesterday, advocates in North Carolina launched the Coalition to Protect All NC Families, a campaign working to defeat a proposed constitutional ban on marriage equality in the state. The ban, known as Amendment One, would not only deny same-sex couples marriage, but would strip all unmarried couples of many legal protections, such as those afforded by domestic partnerships and civil unions.

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January 3, 2012

Delaware and Hawaii Celebrate Civil Unions

With the ringing in of the new year, both the first state and the 50th state celebrated new civil union laws for lesbian and gay couples.
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