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Registered partnerships in CH?

My partner and I would like to formally register our partnership in Switzerland (canton Zug), but we are not married. I see many posts about this for same-sex couples, but is it also possible for opposite-sex couples?

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Old 11.04.2012, 13:48
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My partner and I would like to formally register our partnership in Switzerland (canton Zug), but we are not married. I see many posts about this for same-sex couples, but is it also possible for opposite-sex couples?

Thanks for any info/advice.

No, unfortunately it is only for same-sex couples.
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Old 11.04.2012, 14:05
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What a hoot. Opposite sex couples don't want to get married and same-sex couples can't.
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Re: Registered partnerships in CH?

My boyfriend Tom sent an e-mail to the Gemeinde with the same question and got the reply that this registered partnership is only for same-sex couples.
As Belgians, we also checked with the notary public in Belgium if a registered partnership concluded in Belgium is valid abroad but unfortunately not, it only is in Belgium.
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Re: Registered partnerships in CH?

What is marriage if not a registered partnership? The only reason same-sex couples have registered partnerships is because the law in most countries won't allow them to "marry" as "marriage" is defined as between a man and a woman. Daft, I call it, but there you go. The reasoning is why do you need a registered partnership if you have the option of marriage
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What is marriage if not a registered partnership? The only reason same-sex couples have registered partnerships is because the law in most countries won't allow them to "marry" as "marriage" is defined as between a man and a woman. Daft, I call it, but there you go. The reasoning is why do you need a registered partnership if you have the option of marriage

i agree with this.

If you want the relationship to be witnessed and registered , marriage is the way.
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Re: Registered partnerships in CH?

Have you considered one of you having a sex change?
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My partner and I would like to formally register our partnership in Switzerland (canton Zug), but we are not married. I see many posts about this for same-sex couples, but is it also possible for opposite-sex couples?

Thanks for any info/advice.
Are you talking about registering your partnership to define who owns what, bank accounts, etc.?
If so, it is possible for same sex couples, although I suspect the how-to will vary according to which canton you're in.
My elder son did this several years ago after moving in with his girl-friend as they shared a home, some bank accounts, and so on. Youngest is now planning to do the same (both in Geneva).
It's a form of PACS, speak to your local Mairie (town hall) and they should be able to point you in the right direction.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Registe...in_Switzerland see under 'Canton laws'.
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Re: Registered partnerships in CH?

I looked this up today for Vaud, and found out it's called "concubinage" in Switzerland. Here is the link from Vaudfamille. I'm a bit puzzled that in their example of a "contrat de concubinage" it says at the very end : Il s'agit lŕ d'une obligation morale n'impliquant aucune contrainte juridique.

So is it a recognised legal union or not? If I ever get round to asking the cantonal authorities about it, I'll post the answer here...
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