POSSIBILITIES FOR INTRODUCING THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS

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Abstract

There are partners in every country who have chosen a long-term cohabitation oppose to a
marriage, although they have no legal or any other barriers to get married. It is up to each country to
decide whether to recognise and regulate such relationships or not. The Republic of Latvia is facing
a similar choice. Latvia, like other countries, is trying to formulate the necessity and proportionality
of such a regulation, as well as its topicality. In Latvia, law scientists, students, lawyers and
researchers have conducted a number of studies on civil partnerships to determine the need. At the
centre of the Latvian family policy is a traditional family model based on marriage, assuming that
this ideal family model is the only desired one. Other forms of family, where a child is formally raised
by one of the parents, are viewed as a traditional family in a crisis situation, rather than a respectable
form of the family (Putniņa, Zīverte, 2008). The Maintenance Guarantee Fund emphasizes the
increasing number of applications for material assistance from parents of children born outside the
marriage or in civil partnerships, also of children left without paternity, which leads to a large number
of these ‘other’ families being left outside the family boundaries set by the state aid policy. In the
author’s opinion, such situation is unacceptable in a democratic country, and it is a gross violation of
children’s rights to material aid, which can have a significant impact on the future development of
children.
Translated title of the contributionPOSSIBILITIES FOR INTRODUCING THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS
Original languageLatvian
Title of host publicationSABIEDRĪBA UN KULTŪRA
Subtitle of host publicationRAKSTU KRĀJUMS
EditorsArturs Medveckis
Place of PublicationLiepaja
Pages277-288
VolumeXXII
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd International Scientific Conference "Society and Culture" -
Duration: 15 May 201916 May 2019
Conference number: 22

Conference

Conference22nd International Scientific Conference "Society and Culture"
Period15/05/1916/05/19

Keywords

  • marriage
  • civil partnership
  • family
  • relationships
  • rights

Field of Science

  • 5.5 Law

Publication Type

  • 3.2. Articles or chapters in other proceedings other than those included in 3.1., with an ISBN or ISSN code

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