The concept of “family” encompasses different family models. Spouses, parents with their children or other close relatives are recognized as families by law. In addition, human rights also protect some forms of family that may not be recognized by national law.
Remember that human rights protect not only your right to marry or have a child, but also your right to found a family that may not necessarily be recognized by law. For example, if you live together with your partner and have a common household.
Human rights also protect your right to choose not to found a family.
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