(Closed) Civil Union vs. Marriage

posted 6 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
2651 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I think the this it works you get more protections and rights (such as for example your ” spouce being Allowed in an icu room if your married, not so much if civil union)

I would bump this tomrrow during the day. You’ll get more responded with better info than I can give ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Here in NZ a civil union gives you almost exactly the same rights as marriage.

Post # 5
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am not sure I can answer your question, but I don’t understand the “because of health issues” statement. Marriage can happen just as quickly and cheaply as a civil union. In my stste, anyway.


I think the difference might vary state to state?

Post # 9
1340 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

It depends on the state you live in. In Delaware, if Fiance and I had a Civil Union, we would be afforded all of the same rights as a marriage, but wouldn’t be allowed to call it a marriage.

This is an excerpt of a CNN article pertaining to Illinois’ civil union law from a year ago: “These rights include automatic hospital visitation rights, the ability to make emergency medical decisions for partners, the ability to share a room in a nursing home, adoption and parental rights, pension benefits, inheritance rights and the right to dispose of a partner’s remains, the governor’s office said.”

Post # 10
927 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

it really varies state by state. my (non professional) knowledge is that it gives you simmilar rights to a spouse and depending on the insruace will allow you beinifits simmilar to that if you were married.

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