Some 7, companies were offering spousal benefits to same-sex couples as of Hodges ] and its potential applicability to American Samoa, and will provide comment when it is completed. Marriage consists only of the legal union between a man and a woman. Retrieved December 2, Statute bans same-sex marriage, recognition of out of state same-sex marriages, contractual rights granted by virtue of the marriage, and any same-sex relationships.
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Elected to represent the Nationals, he has been an Independent since August In Novemberthe U. While based in the middle of rural Gippsland, the electorate of Morwell has a very different economic base, being dominated by the coal mining and electricity generation industries.
On June 26, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that all gay couples nationwide have the constitutional right to marry in every state! Username or Email. Section 1. On March 21,a US district court ruled that Michigan's voter-approved ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional.
Retrieved December 14, It was also the first state to offer limited benefits to same-sex couples via civil unions, which were introduced in the summer of
Foreign marriages recognized - Exception. Status of same-sex unions around the world. Marriages between two individuals regardless of gender and legal where contracted shall be held legal in the courts of this State. This Part does not authorize any court or other state or local governmental body, entity, agency or commission to compel, prevent or interfere in any way with any religious institution's religious doctrine, policy, teaching or solemnization of marriage within that particular religious faith's tradition as guaranteed by the Maine Constitution, Article 1, Section 3 or the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.