The Croatian parliament passes a law that recognizes life partnerships for same-sex couples, making them equal married couples in everything except adoption.
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet sends a bill to Congress for the legalization of same-sex marriage in Chile and adoption by same-sex couples, two years after recognizing civil unions for both same-gender and different-gender couples.
An estimated half-million Italians protest in Rome's Circus Maximus against pending legislation that would legalize same-sex unions. The legislation would extend to civil unions the same rights they would have under marriage, including adoption of children.
The Rhode Island General Assembly passes legislation allowing same-sex couples in the US state to enter civil unions. [http:--www.abc6.com-story-14998925-gay-advocates-urge-veto-of-ri-civil-unions-bill (ABC 6)]date=August 2019