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A party to a civil union lawfully entered into pursuant to this chapter shall have all the rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities under law, whether derived from statutes, administrative rules, court decisions, the common law, or any other source of civil or criminal law as people joined together pursuant to chapter 15-3.
Persons shall be eligible to enter into a civil union only if both such persons are:
(1) At least eighteen (18) years of age;
(2) Of the same sex;
(3) Not a party to another civil union or a spouse in a marriage with any other person;
(4) Not in a family relationship within the degrees stated in Rhode Island general laws § 15-1-1 or § 15-1-2; and
(5) Neither person is mentally incompetent at the time of the civil union.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Rhode Island General Laws Title 15. Domestic Relations § 15-3.1-6. Benefits, protections, and responsibilities - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ri/title-15-domestic-relations/ri-gen-laws-sect-15-3-1-6.html
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