Chile's Bachelet Signs Same-Sex Civil Union Law

April 13, 2015 4:53 PM

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Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has signed a law that recognizes civil unions between same-sex couples.

The law signed Monday takes effect in six months, giving same-sex and unmarried couples many of the rights granted to married couples. Among the changes, it will allow civil union partners to inherit each other's property, join a partner's health plan and receive pension benefits.

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