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A G Paphitis & Co | Cyprus | 28 Jul 2022

Same-sex marriage – civil partnerships in Cyprus

The Law on Civil Partnerships confers the possibility to "two heterosexual or homosexual persons" to conclude a "written agreement", known as a "civil partnership agreement", in Cyprus. Same-sex couples can also celebrate their marriage in Cyprus without any discrimination. The procedure is simple, meaning that even tourists on holiday in Cyprus can celebrate their marriage.
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MME Legal Tax Compliance | Switzerland | 19 May 2022

“Marriage for everyone” comes into force on 1 July 2022

From 1 July 2022, marriage in Switzerland will be open to all individuals, regardless of their gender or sexual orientation.
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MME Legal Tax Compliance | Switzerland | 19 May 2022

Ehe für alle tritt am 1. Juli 2022 in Kraft

Ab dem 1. Juli 2022 steht die Ehe in der Schweiz neu Allen Personen offen, unabhängig ihres Geschlechts oder ihrer sexuellen Orientierung.
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Brodies LLP | United Kingdom | 22 Oct 2021

A rose by any other name...? Alternatives to marriage

Many couples may not know that they have options when choosing how to formalise their relationship. While most couples still choose to celebrate and…
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Withers | Hong Kong | 7 Apr 2021

#LoveWins: Planning ahead for the future in Hong Kong

Recently, there has been great momentum in the fight against discrimination and equal rights for members of the LGBTQ community. We have seen this…
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Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 11 Mar 2020

“Love comes first”: The journey to equal partnerships and marriage in the UK

Discriminatory law undermines the rule of law because it is the antithesis of fairness. It brings the law into disrepute. It breeds resentment. It…
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Anthony Gold | United Kingdom | 28 Feb 2020

Grounds for divorce and same-sex marriage

There is only one ground on which a petition for divorce may be presented to the court by either party to a marriage and that is the marriage has…
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Charles Russell Speechlys | United Kingdom | 21 Jan 2020

Expats in Switzerland - Join the crowd

With asset and succession planning under the belt, it is no wonder that certain Family Law issues are sometimes forgotten about, or simply not known…
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DLA Piper | Hong Kong | 13 Jun 2019

Another landmark victory for Hong Kong's LGBT community

It is fitting that World Pride Month 2019 brings with it an important victory for Hong Kong's LGBT community. On 6 June, the Hong Kong Court of Final…
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Anthony Gold | United Kingdom | 27 Feb 2019

Same sex couple and prenups

Civil partnership for same sex couples was introduced in 2005, followed by gay marriage in 2014. Since then I have prepared numerous prenups (or…
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