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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Britain to begin same-sex unions this year

LONDON - Same-sex partners in Britain will be able to enter into civil unions in December, joining gays in parts of Europe and the United States in obtaining many of the rights enjoyed by married people, the government said Monday.

The Civil Partnerships Bill passed by Parliament last year gives same-sex couples the right to form legally binding partnerships and entitles them to some of the same tax and pension rights married couples have.


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