Analítico de Periódico
SCHERPE, Jens M.
A comparative view on registered partnerships and formal family recognition beyond marriage / Jens M. Scherpe
In: Revista da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade do Porto - a.17-18 (2020-2021) - p.477-495
DIREITO DA FAMÍLIA RELAÇÃO FAMILIAR CASAMENTO UNIÃO DE FACTO CASAMENTO ENTRE PESSOAS DO MESMO SEXO CUIDADOR DIREITO COMPARADO
In many jurisdictions, social change and recognition of relationships beyond marriage brought with it the introduction of registered partnership regimes. This contribution describes the different structural approaches that were taken and the reasons for taking them. Then the impact of the advent of same-sex marriage on those structures is examined, with a deeper analysis of the rather curious path that England and Wales took. The contribution concludes with some thoughts on what comparative law could and should contribute to the reform debates in this area of law.