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Bill No. 20
Civil Unions Bill Back to List

Twelfth Legislature (2013 - 2017)

Objects and Reasons

The objects and reasons of this Bill are the introduction of the right of persons, whether of the same or of opposite sexes, to contract a civil union. The underlying principle of this Act is to equate civil unions with marriages, in terms of procedure and substance in a manner that guarantees equal rights to parties in civil union as are granted to spouses in a marriage.


The equation approach should guarantee enjoyment of equal rights and obligations across all areas of law and social life.

Motion No. 67 - Civil Unions Bill

Act No. IX of 2014 - Civil Unions Act


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