Family rights for gay couples not recognised in all EU states

17 countries

Just 17 EU countries grant rights to same sex partners for legal immigration purposes. This may occur through the recognition of same-sex marriage, through some other form of registered relationship, or through specific provisions made in immigration law. These countries are:

  • Austria (2010)
  • Belgium (1997)
  • Croatia (2003)
  • Czech Republic (2007)
  • Denmark (1989) [including Greenland (1996)]
  • Finland (2001)]
  • France (1999)
  • Germany (2001)
  • Hungary (2009)
  • Ireland (2008)
  • Luxembourg (2004)
  • The Netherlands (2001)
  • Portugal (2001)
  • Slovenia (2006)
  • Spain (2005)
  • Sweden (1994)
  • United Kingdom (1997)