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Published by Intersentia in Antwerp, New York .
Written in English



  • Europe.


  • Same-sex marriage -- Law and legislation -- Europe.,
  • Gay couples -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Europe.,
  • Civil unions -- Law and legislation -- Europe.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Katharina Boele-Woelki, Angelika Fuchs.
SeriesEuropean family law series ;, 1
ContributionsBoele-Woelki, Katharina., Fuchs, Angelika, 1964-
LC ClassificationsKJC1159 .L44 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 323 p. ;
Number of Pages323
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3354710M
ISBN 109050952976
LC Control Number2004392245

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