Statement regarding Same sex marriages and Unions on Maltagenealogy.com
Same-sex marriage is a term used to describe a legally or socially recognized marriage between two people of the same sex. Other terms used to describe this type of recognition include gay marriage, gender-neutral marriage, or marriage equality
Same-sex marriage is a political, social, and religious issue in many western nations. Usually, it is closely related to the larger debate over societal acceptance of homosexual relationships. Proponents of same-sex marriages regard it as a human right to be able to enter into marriage regardless of the genders of the participants. Those who oppose same-sex marriages often base their opposition on the perceived societal impact of same-sex marriages, concerns about indirect consequences of same-sex marriages, parenting concerns, tradition, or religious grounds. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Same-sex_marriage
In some countries, laws are governed with same sex couples becoming a union either as a marriage or as a civil union. Therefore, evidence provided of such a union is highly essential for the base of legality and to be noted on Maltagenealogy.com web site.
Maltagenealogy.com does accept descendants listed as far and wide all over the planet of the Maltese race and it is not govern by the laws of Malta. Lastly we agree those opportunities to be listed as a union with children is the right of the individual. Though in the case of claimage to nobility laws should only be based on each grant of title and its “letters patent” and not by the laws of the land, unless a Court or Government states otherwise.
Any adoption or children from one of the partners of the union still needs to list a biological parent to continue the bloodline. This needs to be verified in a statement signed by all persons concerned. Though when it comes to styles of usage to nobility such as “dei conti, Baroni, Marchesi, Principi”, this is only govern by each title and its “letters patent” regarding succession and usage. In most cases, one may be able to style their partners claim of style in their time of union.
With any case of divorce and a new union has been entered, further documentation of proof is needed. If still in doubt please consult for further advice.
Example of genealogy: (note that this is a fictitious tree)
In this genealogical case, the title granted clearly states succession to those within wedlock, though it does not cover if its to a man and women, man to man or a women to women. So from a genealogical sense, it would be treated as “out of wedlock” issue.
With the case of the partner of the “heir” no laws stops the partner from styling a title of the other partner, though it would only be used socially and yet in some countries where the monarchy still exist have their own laws which needs to be consulted.