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Ukraine may adopt same-sex partnership in 2017


The action plan to implement the National Human Rights Strategy until the year 2020 envisages adoption of civil partnerships in Ukraine.

Ukraine may adopt same-sex partnership in 2017

Section 105 of the Plan which includes anti-discrimination provisions, includes paragraph 6 which reads as follows: to develop and submit to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine the draft law on legalization of registered civil partnerships for opposite-sex and same-sex couples in Ukraine, taking into consideration their proprietary and non-proprietary rights, including ownership and inheritance of property, support of one partner by another in the event of disability, constitutional right not to testify against the partner. The draft law should be submitted to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in the second quarter of 2017.

*Photo from filming a documentary about the life stories of LGBT citizens commissioned by “Fulcrum, leading national LGBT NGO. 

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