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Marriage Equality Bill Proposed

Marriage Equality Bill Proposed aims to give same-sex partners the same rights as heterosexual couples.

Under the bill discrimination of same-sex couples, including those living out of wedlock, will be abolished. Such partners will enjoy the same rights with regard to inheritance, health insurance, visitation rights and survivor rights.


The legislation addresses shortcomings in the existing legislation, which put in place a bureaucratic registration procedure and did not grant same-sex couples the right to be married in an official ceremony.


The old law dealt with inheritance, but it was narrow and same-sex partners were unable to get insurance through their partner or any of the attendant rights.