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Concept

Name
Partnered
Description

A partnered person is related to another person through:

  • marriage or civil union
  • a de facto relationship.

Marriages, civil unions, and de facto relationships include both same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples. Same-sex marriage in New Zealand has been legal since 19 August 2013.

See also 'Civil union' and 'De facto relationship' in this definitions group.