Does civil partnership give the same rights as marriage?

Does civil partnership give the same rights as marriage?

While civil partnerships do not come with the same traditional and religious connotations, the rights and obligations are almost identical to those of marriage. This extends not only to the available financial provision upon separation but also in respect of the rules of inheritance and available tax entitlements.

What is a legally recognized domestic partnership?

A domestic partnership is a legally-recognized relationship that offers non-married couples the same or similar benefits as those provided to married couples. Not all states recognize domestic partnerships within a legal context.

What is the difference between a civil union and a domestic partnership?

A civil union grants same sex couples the ability to enter into a legally recognized relationship that gives them the same fundamental rights that are granted to traditional married couples. A domestic partnership often only gives same sex spouses limited financial rights.

Does New Jersey recognize domestic partnerships?

Neither person can be in a marriage recognized by New Jersey law or can be a member of another domestic partnership. The State of New Jersey recognizes domestic partnerships if both persons jointly file an Affidavit of Domestic Partnership with their local registrar.