A further fifteen European countries have legalised civil unions or other forms of more limited recognition for same-sex couples. Retrieved 15 November Constitutional ban yet to take effect. Allowed to serve openly in 39 out of 47 states having an army Allowed in all 6 dependencies and other territories. A bill to legalise civil unions for same-sex couples in Italy was approved on 13 May by the Parliament of Italy. Yes Since . On 14 Aprilthe Parliament of Malta voted in favour of the Civil Union Act which recognises same-sex couples and permits them to adopt children.
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Stepchild adoption since ; joint adoption since A proposed European anti-discrimination law would outlaw discrimination in the areas of social protection, social advantages, education and access to supply of goods, on the basis of religious belief, disability, age, and sexual orientation. Legal recognition and documents can be amended to the recognised gender, sterilisation not required  . Retrieved 26 June Registered Partnership from to ; certain partnerships are still recognised . Retrieved 29 January
These provisions were enacted by the Treaty of Amsterdam in Retrieved September 15, Retrieved 30 June Requires surgery for change . No legal recognition .