Civil Covenant of Solidarity Law and Legal Definition

Civil covenant of solidarity is a contract by two individuals of the age of majority, of different or same gender, for providing legal rights and obligations as a result of their cohabitation. While resisting granting access to same-sex partners to the legal institution of marriage, there has been only incremental recognition of loving, long-term cohabitation relationships between two persons of same sex. A civil covenant of solidarity is a contract entered into by two natural persons of age, of different sexes or of a same sex, to organize their common life. Persons who enter into a civil covenant of solidarity shall make a joint declaration of it at the court office under the jurisdiction of which they fix their common residence.