Sweden was the third country to legally recognise same-sex unions, after Denmark and Norway.
Registered partnerships gave the full range of protections, responsibilities and benefits as marriage, including adoption and arrangements for the breakdown of the relationship only available to same-sex couples. In vitro fertilisation for lesbian couples was allowed in 2005.
Existing registered partnerships remain in force and can be converted to a marriage if the parties so desire, either through a written application or through a formal ceremony.
New registered partnerships are no longer able to be entered into and marriage is now the only legally recognized form of union for couples regardless of sex.
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