On Wednesday, November 5,three lawsuits were filed, challenging the validity of Proposition 8 on the grounds that revoking the right of same-sex couples to marry was a constitutional "revision" rather than an "amendment", and therefore required the prior approval of two-thirds of each house of the California State Legislature.
It also required all states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and recognize legal same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions. Check the specific requirements for confidential marriage licenses with each county.
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Judges must require staff and court personnel to do the same under Canon 3C 2.
Edison Research. One petition, titled the "California Marriage Protection Act" by its proponents and the "Limit on Marriage" amendment by the California Attorney General on the actual ballot gathered an estimatedvalid signatures and qualified for the November 4, ballot as Proposition 8. Retrieved May 17, Celebrate the availability of new benefits.
It is an agreement by spouses to live apart. Not recognized in Caribbean overseas territoriesthough marriage-equivalent ordered for the Cayman Islands.
Main article: California Proposition 22 Retrieved June 20, Public Policy Polling. Recognition of same-sex unions in Colorado Recognition of same-sex unions in Texas Recognition of same-sex unions in Florida. Legal status of same-sex unions. Performed statewide in 18 states and Mexico City , in certain municipalities in three other states, and recognized by all states in such cases.