On 19 June 2011, 68.8% of voters backed a new law giving gay and lesbian couples the right to formally register their partnership and equal rights with heterosexual couples in inheritance, social security, immigration and taxation, though excluding adoption of children and access to reproductive medical services [R1.5].
On 21 April 2011, anti-gay forces secured enough signatures to force the same-sex registered-partnership law passed 16 March to be put to a referendum vote in June 2011 [R1.4].
On 16 March 2011, the Parliament approved on second reading the law that allows civil unions between same sex partners. The law does not allow adoption or reproductive rights, but does provide parity with opposite sex married couples for inheritance, social security law, in occupational pension plans, the Immigration and Naturalization law, tax law and other public law and will take effect on 01 September 2011 [R1.3].
On 24 October 2007, a Registered Partnership motion was adopted by the parliament but has yet to become law [R1.2].
In December 2001, a draft law, which would give gay couples the same tax, residence, and insurance status as married people, was approved by parliament and was waiting ratification [R1.1].
The proposal that they also be allowed to adopt children and have test-tube children was not passed.