Gay marriage legal from today in Hungary, but gap in rights persists

Couples in life partnerships to get same tax, employment and other benefits but will be barred from adopting children or taking on spouse's names.

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Marchers in the 2007 Budapest Pride parade. Today marks the first day gay couples can form legal partnerships in Hungary.

By: Hungary Around the Clock
2009-07-01 11:16

Homosexual couples can forge life partnerships before public notaries from Wednesday.


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