Same-sex marriage was legalized in Italy in May 2016. Couples looking to marry in Italy can have what it is called a civil union. Pressured by the European Court of Human Rights, Italian authorities have adopted a law that allows same-sex couples to register civil unions.
Now same-sex couples are protected and recognized as a proper legal entity when it comes to inheritance or visiting rights in hospitals if one of the partners is seriously ill.In a civil union, same-sex couples are entitled to joint possession of property, succession rights, shared financial obligations, access to each other’s private information, and resolution of issues related to the end of life.
Civil unions and registered partnerships are considered equivalent or comparable tomarriage in most countries.
All countries that allow same-sex marriages generally recognize same-sex registered partnerships concluded in other countries. In countries which do not allow same-sex marriages but which have introduced some form of registered partnership, a same-sex marriage abroad generally gives you the same rights as a registered partnership.
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