The case, De Leon v. Recognition of foreign marriage for parental rights Same sex couples can live together, but no legal obligation for them Offer "partnership certificates", which provide some tools such as hospital visitation rights but do not offer any legal recognition Limited to spouses of foreign diplomatic officials.
Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved January 19, The ceremony generally must not be conducted within 72 hours of the issuance of the license.
Public Religion Research Institute. Search form. This article addresses same-sex marriage in Texas. Same sex marriage became legal in Texas in after the U. On February 18,a same-sex couple, married in Washington D.
On February 17,Travis County Probate Judge Guy Herman, hearing a disputed estate case, found the state's refusal to recognize same-sex marriage unconstitutional and recognized the common law marriage of two women for the purpose of inheritance. Divorces can be complicated. What kinds of benefits do we get from being married?
But the Texas Dept. Both cases were appealed.
The law allows gays and lesbians to marry in both religious and civil ceremonies, but it does not require clergy to officiate at such ceremonies. The law grants same-sex couples who marry all the rights and responsibilities enjoyed by heterosexual couples, including the right to adopt children.
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