Liechtenstein moves on rights for gay couples

Thursday 13 December 2001 09.38
Liechtenstein moves on rights for gay couples

Liechtenstein has become the latest European country to move towards full rights for gay couples. A draft law, which would give gay couples the same tax, residence, and insurance status as married people, has been approved by parliament, and is now waiting for ratification.

A proposal that they also be allowed to adopt children and have test-tube children was not passed. The law was inspired by a similar one under consideration in Switzerland since mid-November.

Similar laws have been in place in Iceland and the Scandinavian countries for around a decade, and more recently in the Netherlands, France, and Germany.