Annual Review 2011
In June, a majority of voters in Liechtenstein approved a same-sex partnership law in a binding referendum. 69% of voters supported the new law. The law was passed unanimously by the Parliament in March but was subject to approval by referendum after a group opposing it collected enough signatures to require the vote. The law allows same-sex couples in Liechtenstein to enter a registered partnership thereby giving them some of the same rights as married couples in areas such as taxation, inheritance, social security and occupational pensions. The partnership law, however, excludes parenting rights and adoption entitlements.