Civil Union and the New Filiation Rules in Quebec: from Ignorance to the Legal Recognition of the Homoparental Family

Quebec’s Draft Bill on Civil Union In December 2001, Quebec’s Minister of Justice tabled a draft bill recognizing civil unions for same-sex couples. In its initial form, this new civil status included only same-sex couples. The new legislation creates a form of legal union almost identical to the status associated with marriage that goes much […]

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Draft Bill on Civil Unions: Is the Quebec Government about to Create Separate Equality for Same-Sex Couples and their Children?

Cet article est disponible uniquement en anglais. After 28 years of living together as a couple, Michael Hendricks and René LeBoeuf, two gay men, claimed the legal right to marry before Quebec’s Superior Court in November 2001. Their claim is similar to those presented a few weeks earlier by some 10 lesbian and gay couples […]

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