Queerty is better as a member

Log in | Register
Back to the post

Wedding Bells To Ring As France Promises Marriage Equality In 2013

Picture 8


Back to the post
By:           Dan Avery
On:           Jul 1, 2012
Tagged: , ,
  • 7 Comments
    • 1equalityUSA
      1equalityUSA

      It’s embarrassing that our Country is still so backwards on the idea of equality. Taxation without representation is tyranny. It’s difficult to pay taxes when I know that I’m treated differently from my straight compatriots. For all those who were Domestic Partnered and went on to legally marry, we should file a law suit for back taxes starting from the year of Domestic Partnership. It’s all we had available to us at the time and it should be recognized, once marriage equality is legally attained. Congratulations to France for getting around to being fair to its citizens.

      Jul 1, 2012 at 11:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Samuel
      Samuel

      What a world in which we live! A straight man who deliberately avoids marriage is working to have gays marry. Basically, “I don’t think it’s a great idea but if you want it, I’ll make it possible.” Perhaps, George Clooney and Johnny Depp are the best examples of straights who see marriage for what it is – an outdated custom conjuring up fantasy futures that only leads to serial divorce if couples don’t honestly define what they expect upfront. It should be noted that Depp/Paradis, despite not being officially married, have exactly the same legal rights and responsibilities as married parents under French law.

      Furthermore, there are two “marriages” in France. The religious one which has no legal effect, and the civil ceremony, which does. If that system were used in the US, the rightwing could keep their religious ceremony but everyone would have the rights and duties of a civil one.

      Jul 1, 2012 at 1:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • raisedsouth
      raisedsouth

      @Samuel: I like your comment sir. I believe marriage is outdated and religion as well is outdated. I feel one should be allowed to be who they are are and want to be. Kudos. No, I see you have a box of Kudos there. lol

      Jul 1, 2012 at 9:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Schlukitz
      Schlukitz

      @1equalityUSA:

      Couldn’t agree with you more.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 1:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Clueless
      Clueless

      It’s called separation of Church and State… what’s so difficult about it ?

      Jul 2, 2012 at 3:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • robert in nyc
      robert in nyc

      Samuel, with respect, the French version of civil unions called (PACs) available to both straight and gay couples do NOT confer all of the rights of marriage, unlike the British version, Civil Partnerships. Adoption, among several other rights are not allowed under French law via such a union. Marriage is the only vehicle that will address it.

      The Pacte Civil de SolidaritĂ© (PACS) is a legal alternative to marriage in France, also recognized for same-sex couples. It is a civil union which gives rights and obligations to both partners which affords some of the legal benefits of traditional marriage. It gives rights to both partners particularly in regard to “mutual and material” assistance, for example in the event of unemployment or illness.

      Essentially it is a contract made between two people of either sex. Both partners must be aged 18 or over and must have a common place of residence (although not necessarily live together). French nationality is not required by parties signing a pact, but a foreigner must be legally resident in France. (PACS may also be conducted at a French Consulate elsewhere is the world, but in that case one of the partners must be a French citizen).

      PACS does not confer citizenship or residency on a foreign partner however it is considered to be proof of a “personal connection” to France and is therefore taken into account when applying for residency.

      PACS and Foreign Civil Partnerships
      A PACS agreement might not be recognised in other countries. Prior to May 2009 and the introduction of loi n° 2009-526 in France, a civil partnership/civil union agreement formed in another country was not recognised in France and in addition, a PACS agreement in France could not be held simultaneously with a civil partnership entered into elsewhere (it had to first be proved to have been ended/dissolved).

      Since May 2009, civil unions or partnerships registered elsewhere in the world are recognised in France. However there are some restrictions – the foreign civil union or partnership may not contradict French law and there are still limitations on factors including succession rights and the right to adopt which also means that in the case of, for example, the UK version that offers all of the rights of marriage, those rights would not be enjoyed in France if a French gay citizen had entered into a British partnership with a British national and settled in France. Marriage is the only method to avoid the discrepancies and inequalities in the variety of legal unions outside of marriage.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 8:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • wedding
      wedding

      Sports News

      Sports is a pert of our life.It helps us to maintain a sound health.So we should take part in any term or kinds of sports

      Jul 7, 2012 at 9:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

    Add your Comment

    Queerty now requires you to log in to comment

    Please log in to add your comment.

    Need an account? Register It's free and easy.

  • MORE PHOTOS

    FOLLOW US
     




    GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER


    FROM AROUND THE WEB

    Copyright 2014 Queerty, Inc.
    Follow Queerty at Queerty.com, twitter.com/queerty and facebook.com/queerty.