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Latest items for MARR-PRACTICE-4

July 19, 2016, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4, MARR-LAW-2

"The Cohabitational Relationships Act, 1998 (confers rights and obligations to common-law spouses with respect to interests in property and maintenance);" (12) "In recognition of the high prevalence of common law unions, the Cohabitational Relationships Act, 1998 was enacted to enforce the rights of common law spouses. Prior to this enactment, it was estimated that no fewer than 40,724 people lived in common law unions, without protection of their rights. Under this Act, common law spouses living in a cohabitational relationship for not less than five (5) years or who have a child arising out of that relationship, have the right to make an application for maintenance and adjustment of property, ...more
July 4, 2016, 9:14 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

"The national government’s decision to promote and protect the rights of the lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, and intersexual (LGTBI) population was established in Law 26.618, the Egalitarian Matrimony Act, passed in 2010. This made the rights of marriages formed by heterosexual and homosexual couples completely equal" (8).
June 7, 2016, 8:39 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

"Japan’s highest court on Wednesday upheld a law dating back more than a century that requires married couples to share the same surname...Some couples have chosen not to register their marriages — opting instead to stay in common-law relationships with fewer legal protections — in order to keep separate surnames" (para 1-2)
May 15, 2016, 7:55 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

"It stems from the constitutional principle that children born out of wedlock have the same rights and obligations as the ones born in wedlock (Article 72, par. 3); therefore, parents’ have equal rights and obligations towards children whether they were born in or out of wedlock (Article 6, Family Law). The Family Law recognizes only maintenance and property-legal effects of common-law marriage, which means that a union of longer duration between a man and a woman (common-law marriage) is rendered equal with marriage with regard to the right to mutual support and other property-legal relations, if there are no obstacles for a valid marriage (Article 12)." (83)
May 14, 2016, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

"In June a family court recognized the first “gay common-law marriage,” basing the decision on a provision of the 2013 youth law that includes a provision legalizing domestic partnership benefits only for persons between 18 and 35 years of age" (18).
April 4, 2016, 7:21 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

"On November 21, 2006, the Supreme Court took a significant step of recognizing civil marriages which had taken place between Jewish Israeli residents and citizens outside of Israel. A Jewish man, who wanted to divorce his wife after having been civilly married outside of the State, turned to the Rabbinical Court which stated that the marriage should not be recognized and are therefore dissolved. The wife, who did not want to divorce her husband, petitioned the decision to the High Court of Justice based on her fear of loosing her right to alimony. The Court determined that the Rabbinical Court could not dissolve the marriage based on the fact that ...more
March 31, 2016, 1:32 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4, PW-PRACTICE-3, PW-DATA-1

"Messages between a British Isis fighter in Syria and his common-law wife, read in a UK court last month, revealed that many fighters are taking several wives"(para 21)
March 31, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

"Messages between a British Isis fighter in Syria and his common-law wife, read in a UK court last month, revealed that many fighters are taking several wives"(para 21)
March 14, 2016, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

"Since none of Adalat’s marriages was ever officially registered she had no legal basis to claim anything from any of her three ex-husbands. Azattyk contacted Chinara Yrysbaeva, the legal representative at the Nookat mayor’s office. Yrysbaeva said there were many cases like Adalat’s in the district. Yrysbaeva said when these divorced wives come to officials seeking alimony or child support there is nothing officials can do since their marriages were never officially registered." (13,14)
Feb. 26, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

"The amendments to the Family Act were adopted in 2007. The Family Act regulates marriage, relations between parents and adopted children, custody issues, the effects of cohabitation of a woman and a man, and the procedures of competent bodies in family relations and custody. The provisions of this Act also apply to cohabitation on the basis of Article 3, that is, to the union between an unmarried woman and an unmarried man who have lived together for at least three years, or less if their union has resulted in a child" (59-60)
Feb. 23, 2016, 5:52 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

"The Committee also remains concerned at the large number of marriages based only on a religious ceremony (nikokh), given that such marriages are not always registered and may deny women and children legal and economic protection if they are dissolved" (9)
Feb. 20, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

“Data taken from the United Nations’ World Marriage (2012) report, illustrated in Figure 1.12, shows the proportion of women aged 25 to 29 years in a consensual union in the regions of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa as it changes over time. In Costa Rica (1992, 2011), there was a percentage change of about 14% to about 27% of women aged 25 to 29 in a consensual union,” (16).
Feb. 20, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

“Data taken from the United Nations’ World Marriage (2012) report, illustrated in Figure 1.12, shows the proportion of women aged 25 to 29 years in a consensual union in the regions of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa as it changes over time. In the Bahamas (1990, 2010), there was a percentage change of about 10% to about 14% of women aged 25 to 29 in a consensual union,” (16).
Feb. 20, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

“Data taken from the United Nations’ World Marriage (2012) report, illustrated in Figure 1.12, shows the proportion of women aged 25 to 29 years in a consensual union in the regions of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa as it changes over time. In Bolivia (Plurinational State of) (1990, 2008), there was a percentage change of about 15% to about 33% of women aged 25 to 29 in a consensual union,” (16).
Feb. 20, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

“Data taken from the United Nations’ World Marriage (2012) report, illustrated in Figure 1.12, shows the proportion of women aged 25 to 29 years in a consensual union in the regions of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa as it changes over time. In Brazil (1991, 2000), there was a percentage change of about 15% to about 27% of women aged 25 to 29 in a consensual union,” (16).
Feb. 20, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

“Data taken from the United Nations’ World Marriage (2012) report, illustrated in Figure 1.12, shows the proportion of women aged 25 to 29 years in a consensual union in the regions of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa as it changes over time. In Kenya (2003, 2008), there was a percentage change of about 8% to about 4% of women aged 25 to 29 in a consensual union,” (16).
Feb. 20, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

“Data taken from the United Nations’ World Marriage (2012) report, illustrated in Figure 1.12, shows the proportion of women aged 25 to 29 years in a consensual union in the regions of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa as it changes over time. In the United Republic of Tanzania (1996, 2010), there was a percentage change of about 11% to about 8% of women aged 25 to 29 in a consensual union,” (16).
Feb. 20, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

“Data taken from the United Nations’ World Marriage (2012) report, illustrated in Figure 1.12, shows the proportion of women aged 25 to 29 years in a consensual union in the regions of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa as it changes over time. In Gabon (2000, 2012), there was a percentage change of about 52% to about 49% of women aged 25 to 29 in a consensual union,” (16).
Feb. 20, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

“Data taken from the United Nations’ World Marriage (2012) report, illustrated in Figure 1.12, shows the proportion of women aged 25 to 29 years in a consensual union in the regions of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa as it changes over time. In Paraguay (1992, 2004), there was a percentage change of about 20% to about 32% of women aged 25 to 29 in a consensual union,” (16).
Feb. 20, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

“Data taken from the United Nations’ World Marriage (2012) report, illustrated in Figure 1.12, shows the proportion of women aged 25 to 29 years in a consensual union in the regions of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa as it changes over time. In El Salvador (1992, 2007), there was a percentage change of about 36% to about 33% of women aged 25 to 29 in a consensual union,” (16).
Feb. 20, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

“Data taken from the United Nations’ World Marriage (2012) report, illustrated in Figure 1.12, shows the proportion of women aged 25 to 29 years in a consensual union in the regions of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa as it changes over time. In Argentina (1990, 2010) there was a percentage change of about 15% to about 40% of women aged 25 to 29 in a consensual union,” (16).
Feb. 20, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

“Data taken from the United Nations’ World Marriage (2012) report, illustrated in Figure 1.12, shows the proportion of women aged 25 to 29 years in a consensual union in the regions of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa as it changes over time. In Ecuador (1990, 2010), there was a percentage change of about 22% to about 30% of women aged 25 to 29 in a consensual union,” (16).
Feb. 20, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

“Data taken from the United Nations’ World Marriage (2012) report, illustrated in Figure 1.12, shows the proportion of women aged 25 to 29 years in a consensual union in the regions of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa as it changes over time. In Nicaragua (1995, 2007) there was a percentage change of about 38% to about 41% of women aged 25 to 29 in a consensual union,” (16).
Feb. 20, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

“Data taken from the United Nations’ World Marriage (2012) report, illustrated in Figure 1.12, shows the proportion of women aged 25 to 29 years in a consensual union in the regions of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa as it changes over time. In Cameroon (1998, 2011), there was a percentage change of about 14% to about 19% of women aged 25 to 29 in a consensual union,” (16).
Feb. 20, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

“Data taken from the United Nations’ World Marriage (2012) report, illustrated in Figure 1.12, shows the proportion of women aged 25 to 29 years in a consensual union in the regions of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa as it changes over time. In Colombia (1993, 2010) there was a percentage change of about 31% to about 43% of women aged 25 to 29 in a consensual union,” (16).
Feb. 20, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

“Data taken from the United Nations’ World Marriage (2012) report, illustrated in Figure 1.12, shows the proportion of women aged 25 to 29 years in a consensual union in the regions of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa as it changes over time. In Mexico (1990, 2010), there was a percentage change of about 11% to about 23% of women aged 25 to 29 in a consensual union,” (16).
Feb. 20, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

“Data taken from the United Nations’ World Marriage (2012) report, illustrated in Figure 1.12, shows the proportion of women aged 25 to 29 years in a consensual union in the regions of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa as it changes over time. In Ghana (1993, 2008), there was a percentage change of about 13% to about 20% of women aged 25 to 29 in a consensual union,” (16).
Feb. 20, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

“Data taken from the United Nations’ World Marriage (2012) report, illustrated in Figure 1.12, shows the proportion of women aged 25 to 29 years in a consensual union in the regions of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa as it changes over time. In Uruguay (1996, 2011) there was a percentage change of about 16% to about 41% of women aged 25 to 29 in a consensual union,” (16).
Feb. 20, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

“Data taken from the United Nations’ World Marriage (2012) report, illustrated in Figure 1.12, shows the proportion of women aged 25 to 29 years in a consensual union in the regions of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa as it changes over time. In Benin (1996, 2006), there was a percentage change of about 12% to about 9% of women aged 25 to 29 in a consensual union,” (16).
Feb. 20, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

“Data taken from the United Nations’ World Marriage (2012) report, illustrated in Figure 1.12, shows the proportion of women aged 25 to 29 years in a consensual union in the regions of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa as it changes over time. In Senegal (1997, 2010), there was a percentage change of about 0% to about 2% of women aged 25 to 29 in a consensual union,” (16).