Knibb High football rules!
You nearly always have joint custody of children, as they are BOTH your children (it doesn't matter if you're married), and inheritance goes to whoever you have in your will. That's why most people in Sweden will have a will - that's something everyone should always do.
Children born to parents in a sambo relationship normally have the same family name as the father unless the parents have agreed to another surname, for example; the mother’s. Two of my cousins, for example, have their mother's surname, and a couple more have their maternal grandmother's surname.
When a married couple split up there are laws governing the disposition of their home and household goods (division of joint property of husband and wife). The sambo law has similar regulations for “sambo” couples who split up. The home is then divided in a similar manner as if they were married.
However, sambo couples do not inherit each other’s assets as married couples do. Since they do not inherit or become beneficiaries of each other’s property, it is important for sambos to have a joint will (last will and testament). A good example of this importance is Stieg Larsson, the renowned Swedish writer who lived sambo for many years with Eva Gabrielsson. When he died in 2004, his father and brother, not Eva, inherited his wealth worth millions. There were law suits and a settlement, but this could have been avoided with a will.
Them: Oh, this gay marriage! Let's just get the government out of it altogether!
Them: so the government doesn't intrude in your personal affairs.
Me: they're not.
Them: well, they're telling gays they can't get married!
Me: that's why there's a push for legalized gay marriage.
Them: Don't you want more freedom?
Me: For who?
Them: For everybody!
Me: To do what?
Them: to get married to who you want.
Me: I can do that.
Them: it's not just about yourself.
Me: Well, okay, but what's in it for you? How do you benefit from it?
The debate usually gets a lot more convoluted and stupid from that point on, but that's the jist of it. I can't get a straight answer how I would benefit from it, I can't get a straight answer about how they benefit from it. And that's pretty much because they haven't made one up yet.