Registered partnerships, dissolved partnerships

According to the Same-Sex Partnership Act (SSPA), which came into force on 1 January 2007, a registered partnership is an institution recognised under Swiss private law. It is open only to same-sex couples, who once registered, are given a new civil status. It has similar status to marriage, except regarding certain aspects (name, citizenship, adoption and assisted reproductive technology). A registered partnership is concluded at a registry office, allowing couples recognition of their relationship in the eyes of the law.

Registered partnerships

Year Total Male couples Female couples
2014 720 450 270
2015 701 440 261
2016  729  502  227
2017  789  483  306
2018 685 414 271
2018: provisional annual figures

Source: FSO, BEVNAT

A partner wishing to dissolve the registered partnership may submit a request for dissolution to a court of law. The procedure is different depending on whether the dissolution is requested by both or one of the partners. A registered partnership can also be dissolved against the will of one of the partners. If the partners have lived separately for one year, the person wishing to dissolve the partnership can file a petition for dissolution.

Dissolved partnerships

Year Total Male couples Female couples
2014 144 92 52
2015 184 117 67
2016 176 110
66
2017 183   117 66
2018 ... ... ...
…= The figures are not available yet
Source: FSO, BEVNAT

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CH-2010 Neuchâtel
Switzerland

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