Family rights for gay couples not recognised in all EU states

by Letizia Orlandi - 2013.02.15
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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)