Les couples homosexuels et l’enregistrement de leur union. Rapprochement avec les couples hétérosexuels et recherche comparative internationale


Patrick FESTY



The aims of this study are:
– to assess more accurately the levels of legal consequences (hereafter LLC) of existing forms of registered partnership in comparison with the LLC of marriage and the LLC of cohabitation;
– to discover similarities and differences between the nine countries;
– to document the exclusion and inclusion of same-sex couples;
– to indicate differences in LLC between cohabitation and registered partnership (and between registered partnership or cohabitation and marriage), that might potentially explain national differences in the frequency of partnership registrations (or marriages).