- 11 March 2020 - Released of the multidisciplinary book based on the project Digoix M. (Ed.) (2020). Same-Sex Families and Legal Recognition in Europe. European Studies of Population, vol 24. Springer. 178 p.
- 2 March 2018 – Report for Council of Europe highlights the emerging European consensus on same-sex families.
The report, based on the legal survey of the LawsAndFamilies Database, finds that a growing European consensus suggests a core minimum of substantive rights and responsibilities that should at least be made available to same-sex couples (be it through cohabitation, through registered partnership, or through marriage). It concludes that this core minimum should at the very least consist of legal protections for times of death and other great sadness, plus the right to be able to live in the same country and the right to take some responsibility for each other’s children. The author of the report, Kees Waaldijk (professor of comparative sexual orientation law at Leiden University), argues that not only the member states and the political bodies of the Council of Europe could build on this emerging consensus, but also the European Court of Human Rights. See:
Kees Waaldijk, Extending rights, responsibilities and status to same-sex families: trends across Europe (report for the Council of Europe), Copenhagen: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, March 2018, https://rm.coe.int/extending-rights-responsibilities-and-status-to-same-sex-families-tran/168078f261.
This report has been launched at the Conference on Private and family life for LGBTI people (Copenhagen, 2 March 2018).
- 20 April 2017 – Comparative analysis of data in the LawsAndFamilies Database published today
More and more together: Legal family formats for same-sex and different-sex couples in European countries
(edited by Kees Waaldijk; with contributions by Daniel Damonzé, Marie Digoix, Marina Franchi, Natalie Nikolina, José Ignacio Pichardo Galán, Giulia Selmi, Matias de Stéfano Barbero, Matthias Thibeaud, Jose A.M. Vela, Kees Waaldijk & Giuseppe Zago). FamiliesAndSocieties Working Paper 75(2017), www.familiesandsocieties.eu/?page_id=131 (180 pages).
- 19 April 2017 – LawsAndFamilies Database now accessible via www.LawsAndFamilies.eu
- 3 April 2017 – LawsAndFamilies Database featured in disscussion paper of Population Europe
Family Diversity and its Challenges for Policy Makers in Europe – Evidence and recommendations from the FP7 project FamiliesAndSocieties
(by Daniela Vono de Vilhena & Livia Sz. Oláh). Berlin: Population Europe, Discussion Paper No. 05 (2017), www.population-europe.eu/discussion-papers.