Austrian parliament OKs gay civil unions

The Austrian government has passed the civil union bill that will be in full effect as of January 1st

Austria’s parliament passed legislation Thursday that allows homosexual couples to enter into civil unions, according to the Associated Press.

Justice Minister Claudia Bandlon-Ortner of the Austrian Parliament photo from www.nationalparks.or.at/. ../71657/1/26346
Justice Minister Claudia Bandlon-Ortner of the Austrian Parliament photo from www.nationalparks.or.at/. ../71657/1/26346

The bill is to become a law January first. This will include access to a pension if one partner dies and alimony in the event of a split.

“We are living in the 21st century and I’m very glad step is being taken today,” said Justice Minister Claudia Bandlon-Ortner during parliamentary debate.

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-Katelynd Jarvis

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