Civil Union and its difference from Marriage
Fri, 21 Apr 2023

Civil Union and its difference from Marriage

In News: A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India began hearing petitions seeking legal recognition of same-sex marriage

About Civil Union

  • A "civil union" refers to the legal status that allows same-sex couples specific rights and responsibilities normally conferred upon married couples.
  • It resembles a marriage and brings with it employment, inheritance, property, and parental rights among others.
  • In several countries, prior to legalizing same-sex marriages, people are allowed to live as same-sex couples and marry without being provided a formal recognition of the same.
  • Major countries which recognise the right of same-sex couples to enter into civil unions includes Sweden, Norway, Austria, Brazil, Uruguay, Andorra, and

Difference from Marriage:

  • Civil unions are often seen as an alternative to marriage for same-sex couples who are not allowed to marry under their country's laws or for those who do not wish to marry for personal reasons.
  • Unlike civil Union, marriage is a legal union between two individuals that is recognized by law and has traditionally been between a man and a woman.
  • Marriage typically provides additional legal and societal benefits, such as tax breaks, access to healthcare and insurance, and inheritance rights.

 

https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-law/what-is-civil-union-how-is-it-different-from-marriage-8563555/

 

Choose Newsletter

Have questions about a course or test series?

unread messages    ?   
Ask an Expert

Enquiry

Help us make sure you are you through an OTP:

Please enter correct Name

Please authenticate via OTP

Please enter correct mobile number
Please enter OTP

Please enter correct Name
Please enter correct mobile number

OTP has been sent.

Please enter OTP