The document is inclusive of rights for both same and opposite sex partnerships. The long-dominant Christian Democratic Party, traditionally allied with the Catholic Church, was out of power when the parliament passed the measure. As far as voluntary recognition of the civil union in other jurisdictions is concerned, New York City 's Domestic Partnership Iceland establishes civil unions for gay couples, passed inrecognizes civil unions formalized in other jurisdictions.
Between andthe number of marriages decreased while the number of PACS strongly increased. The decision was approved by with one abstention. Main article: Recognition of same-sex unions in Greece.
Associated Press. Main article: Domestic partnership in Maine. Archived from the original PDF on March 4,