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Same-Sex Marriage

Parent Category: Gay Lesbian and Bisexual
Same-sex marriage, also known as gay marriage, is marriage between two people of the same sex that is legally and/or socially recognized. These relationships also sometimes include include civil unions, domestic partnerships, and civil partnerships. Same sex marriage has gained some acceptance over the last couple of decades. It has been legalized in several countries. However, it still highly controversial in many countries. Marriage equality is often a hot topic during political campaigns and debates.
Yes, if one of the domestic partners works for the state or for an employee who has voluntarily opted to provide domestic partner coverage. Keep in mind that no new domestic partnerships may be formed in New Jersey after February 19, 2007, since Civil Unions are now legal.
Yes. Effective June 26, 2013, the US federal government recognizes same-sex marriages, including for the purposes of immigration. An American citizen may sponsor a foreign same-sex spouse for permanent residency ("green card"), leading eventually to citizenship.
There is no reason to prove that same-sex marriage is inhumane. There is nothing to indicate that same-sex marriage is inhumane either.
no because it does'nt have to get marrige
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Yes it should. Everyone deserves the right to marriage, to love, and to express their love and twine their lives together. If you have to take discrimination to a whole new level and ban same sex marriages, then society is going nowhere. Marriage is for everyone, leave religion out of it.
In 1972, the United States Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of Baker v. Nelson. In this case, Mr. Baker had challenged the clerk of the Hennepin County Minnesota district court (Mr. Nelson) for denying his request to marry another man.
Opinion Same-sex marriage is a problem because an entire class of people has been denied legal recognition of their families and relationships. Although there is tremendous resistance to granting them civil rights, there are many activists and advocates who are willing to work continuously for as...
No verse explicitly addresses the issue, although there are several verses in both the Old and New Testaments that reject homosexuality as criminal and sinful. There are also several verses that describe marriage as being (presumably exclusively) between a man and a woman.
You should inquire at your town clerk's office. AND you must live in a jurisdiction which recognizes such a legal partnership between two persons.
A domestic partnership is a legally recognized relationship ofcouples in a committed relationship. The domestic partnership lawin New York includes same-sex couples. To determine how to file fora domestic partnership in New York, you must understand therequirements for filing for a certificate, how...
Yes. Europe and North America are leading the world in the debate, but there is also action in Africa and South America. Asian governments have so far managed to avoid discussing the issue meaningfully, but there are activists in many Asian countries.
A "homosexual union" is a derogatory term for a romanticpartnership between two people of the same gender (that is to say,both male or both female). The proper term is a "marriage" If the couple is not married orliving together, they would just be called a "couple." Ifqualification is absolutely...
The best answer to this is that the same average cost ($27,000) should apply to all weddings. However, there are some issues to be taken into account: . Some same-sex couples may need to travel out-of-state to be married. This can increase the cost of the wedding exponentially. . Some friends and...
Yes. Same-sex marriage is legal in Colorado effective October 6,2014.
That depends on the reason why domestic partnership was denied. Many requirements for domestic partnership do not apply to legal marriage; for example, you must live together to register as domestic partners, but you are not required to live with your legal spouse. Some domestic partnership...
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Massachusetts (May 17, 2004); . California, USA (if performed between June 16 and November 5, 2008); and, . Connecticut (November 12, 2008).
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If your uncle marries another man, then you get a new uncle. If your brother marries another man, then you get a new brother-in-law. You can get a new uncle by marriage, but not a new brother.
In 1972, the United States Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of Baker v. Nelson. In this case, Mr. Baker had challenged the clerk of the Hennepin County Minnesota district court (Mr. Nelson) for denying his request to marry another man. In 1993, the Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii ruled...
The National Organization for Marriage, the Roman Catholic Church and the Republican Party all oppose same-sex marriage.
The major objections to same sex marriage come from the religious community most especially the religious right and ultra conservatives. As for the general population in the United States a Gallup Poll dated May 20, 2011 revealed that a majority of Americans, 53%, now favor same sex marriage as a...
In the Western Culture, both gay and straight males would wearthe rings on the same finger: the ring finger of the left hand.
One or both partners can change their middle or last names on the Declaration of Domestic Partnership form as part of the registration. Information concerning this name change process can be found in California Family Code sections 298, 298.5 and 298.6.
This calls for a subjective opinion and here is one: Yes. Two males are better suited to spending all their time together since they are more likely to both be interested in the same things (sports, movies, activities, etc.) than a man and a woman are. Likewise, two women have more in common with...
You should consult with an attorney who specializes in legal family matters related to same sex relationships.
In some places where same-sex marriage has been legalized, the law is not exactly equal because either joint adoption of children or government-funded fertility treatments are not available to same-sex couples while they are available to heterosexual couples.
Why do heterosexual couples benefit from being married? Same answer.
In the United States, it can only happen one of these ways: . The legislature passes a marriage equality bill and the governor (or president) signs it. . The legislature passes a marriage equality bill and overrides an executive veto. . A court of competent authority orders the government to permit...
The two issues are mostly unrelated. Marriage is a social contract; it is not considered "freedom of speech." Freedom of speech involves the seeking, receiving or imparting of information or ideas.
ND, SD, MO, AR, TN, KY, OH, MI, MS, LA, GA, TX. I believe that isall.
Being against the law, or illegal are two different things. For example, off topic answer, in some countries there is no age of consent, so it's not 'illegal' to have sex with a minor and yet they still have certain 'area rights' where if the minor or the parents complain about it, you can be found...
Some churches teach that gays are equal and marriage equality is the right thing to do, but those are few. Some churches teach that gays are to be welcomed, but that their relationships are sinful. Some churches teach that gay people must remain celibate. Some churches teach that gays are sinful and...
According to public polling, they face dwindling support for such an amendment, although it is still quite high in some places. Successive polls show an increase in the percent of respondents who favor some legal recognition of same-sex relationships.
one potential advantage of this kind of marriage is that we, gay couples could be a great help in reducing country's population and can help other family whose having great problem raising their children by adopting them.
A civil marriage is officiated by a justice of the peace, a judge, or some other civil authority. A religious marriage is officiated by a clergy member. United States Marriage is a civil legal status in the US and before any marriage, civil or religious, can be solemnized the happy...
In the United States, it has always been the role of the individual states to decide who can marry and which marriages are legal. The federal government has always accepted as valid whatever marriages the states say are legal. One instance in which the federal government infringed upon states...
In India female and male are considered the first two sexes. Gay, lesbian and trans-gendered people are considered the third sex and marriages would be considered same sex marriages. You can read more about the third sex at the related link.
I believe god made us the way he did, god is perfect in all ways. He does not make mistakes and i HIGHLY doubt god will turn his back on you. Remember... he loves everyone. Gay or not... Now its a different story if your cheating on your girlfriend/wife or your stealing stuff... or Blasphemy... that...
Yes. Generally, you can marry your own registered domestic partner without having to dissolve your domestic partnership first. In many cases, the act of marrying nullifies your domestic partnership, although this should not be relied upon when marrying someone other than your existing registered...
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The Full Faith and Credit Clause should be expected to apply to same-sex marriages, thereby forcing all states to legally recognize same-sex marriages formed in other states, but it is not be successfully applied because of Section 2 of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA").
This is a matter of opinion. I have been in a civil union and am now in a same-sex marriage. My personal opinion is that civil unions are a valuable step on the road to equality. Civil unions help people with respect to insurance and money matters. However, I personally find the two-tiered system...
Different jurisdictions have different laws concerning domestic partnerships and civil unions. However, the following differences between the two are typical: . Domestic Partners must live together. This is not a requirement for civil union. . Domestic Partnerships are dissolved by filling out a...
No. Marriage is a matter of civil law. The government does not attempt to enforce morality with respect to opposite-sex marriage or divorce. To do so only against same-sex couples is discriminatory.
As I see it, the issues include, but are not limited to: . Whether denying marriage licenses on the basis of gender and sexual orientation is a violation of the civil rights of gays and lesbians; . Whether permitting same-sex couples to marry is a violation of the freedom of religion of those whose...
Of course they should! Because anyone should be allowed to marry whomever they want. If two girls or boys like each other that much, then they should be allowed to marry, because it's like saying that a black guy can't marry a white girl. So yes gays should be allowed to marry. Another Opinion: ...
I'm sorry, same-sex marriage is not legal in Trinidad. In fact, homosexual activity is illegal there and punishable with a twenty-five year jail sentence. The Canadian citizen would have to apply for a fiance visa to bring the Trinidadian to Canada for the purpose of marriage. The couple would then...
A Canadian marrying someone in a Canadian Mission is considered to have been on Canadian territory where Canadian laws apply
The negative side of same-sex marriage is that some see it as godless. It is not acceptable by some religious orders. Some societies ostracise those involved. Well, they can't have kids w/o outside help, but that's about it. Many countries do not recognise it and any rights associated...
Same-sex marriage doesn't spread. Tolerance spreads.
I don't presume to speak for God, especially since various religious authorities have different opinions about homosexuals and homosexuality. But sacramental "marriage is an honorable estate" and a commitment between two people to "love, honor and protect." It seems to me that people who enter this...
If by "illegal" you mean "against the law," then none. There is nostate in the US where same-sex marriage is considered a crime. Infact, in most US states, same-sex marriage is legally recognized.(See related questions below: "What US states have legalizedsame-sex marriage" and "What US states have...
It allows more people in love to be married.
No U.S. state recognized same-sex marriages in 2002. Vermont began civil unions, but not same-sex marriages, in July 2000. Massachusetts was the first U.S. state to recognize same-sex marriages and it did so in 2004.
Much of the gay rights movement started in the early 1970s. Gay marriage in Canada was first legalized in 2005. The first state to legalize gay marriage (I believe Massachussetts) did it around the same time.
In 1970, two Minnesota men attempted to obtain a marriage license and were denied. They appealed, but lost at the state level, so they appealed to the US Supreme Court. The appeal was rejected because the US Supreme Court found no Federal issue. The question was not raised again until the 1990's in...
It's best just to send them an Email, or ring them up about thesituation! I would think that the would provide insurance for adomestic partner however It's best to just make sure this iscertain!
yep. you have to build a relationship between 2 people first however, and then marry them, this cannot be done in the family creation screen. ----------- Yes there is and it has lesbian (gay) marriage in PlayStation 2 and on computer's. Hope it helped!
No. A 2004 amendment to the Louisiana State Constitution bans same-sex marriage and civil unions. It does not, however, ban domestic partnerships. The City of New Orleans has a domestic partner registry that is open to both same-sex and opposite-sex couples. It offers some legal benefits, but...
. Catholic Answer Unlike the various protestant groups, the Catholic Church CANNOT make up doctrine or change its doctrine. When a priest get up in the pulpit to preach, the ONLY thing he is supposed to be preaching is God's revealed Word. The beliefs of the Catholic Church have all been...
The 1996 Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA") did two things: (1) prohibited the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage; and, (2) enabled individual states (and Native American tribes, btw) to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. On June 26, 2013, the...
This is a question that is best left up to the people of Mississippi. I personally feel that same-sex marriage should be legalized there. I feel more strongly, however, that my New York marriage should be recognized in Mississippi and that no state should be able to pick and choose what marriages...
Their is nothing wrong with same sex marriages. It's unfair that people have to hide or are not allowed to get marriend just because they are the same sex. So I you love them go for it.
The liberal position on same-sex marriage is that it should be legalized and that the federal government should recognize it.
Civil Unions were invented as an alternative to marriage for same-sex couples. In the United States, all marriages are entered into according to state laws. The federal government does not issue marriage licenses, register marriages, or issue marriage certificates. Since civil unions are analogous...
Same-sex marriage is not legal in Asia, except for in Israel. InAfrica, it is not legal except in the country of South Africa. Itis not legal in Eastern Europe. It is not legal in Central America.It is not legal in some US states. In South America, it is onlylegal in Argentina, Uruguay and Colombia....
A true church will know that according to the Bible it is wrong. It's a sin that God destroyed a whole nation for. ---------- Some Protestant denominations permit same-sex marriage.
Throughout the Bible marriage is defined as a union between one man and one woman. Same-sex marriage is not within that definition. We cannot rewrite the Bible and the words of Our Lord to meet our own personal and selfish desires.
No. Section 2 of the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act says that no state shall be required to recognize a same-sex marriage performed in another state.
Yes, effective June 26, 2013, the US federal government recognizes same-sex marriages for all purposes, including immigration.
No, gay men are men. Men usually get married in suits ortuxedos.
Yes. Civil union partners can own the land jointly and as long as they make certain to take title as joint tenants with the right of survivorship upon the death of one owner the sole ownership of the property automatically passes to the survivor bypassing probate. Any two or more co-owners can...
The purpose was to provide same-sex couples with the same benefits and rights as legally married persons while appeasing religious groups and social conservatives by retaining the use of the word "marriage" for heterosexuals only.
Yes. It's adorable.
Generally, the federal government does not recognize your domestic partnership. If you were legally married to someone of the opposite sex then you might be liable for that person's tax debt.
The 1996 Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA") prohibited federal recognition of both same-sex marriages and same-sex civil unions. It also says that no state shall be required to recognize such a marriage or civil union performed in another state. The United States Supreme Court ruled that Section 3...
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For the same reason that some people want to have opposite-sex relationships: because that is how they are born. They are attracted to the gender that they are attracted to and nothing can change that.
No. Hinduism believes in marriage between a man and a woman.
Most Christian denominations accept homosexuality, but will notaccept physical homosexual relations (or "gay sex"). Most Christiandenominations will not allow gay marriage in the Church because therule of thumb is that a Christian marriage is supposed to becompleted by sex, which many Christians do...
Personally, I am against it. The Bible speaks against it too. To see Bible verses that speak against the like, see related question. (It's a link at the bottom of the answer). Another opinion Yes I do. The bible has nothing to do with it. Another Opinion I agree with the...
The Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage in 2001. Same-sex marriage was first legalized in the USA in the state of Massachusetts on May 17, 2004.
Opposite-sex couples can only register as domestic partners with the state of California if they are both 62 years of age or older. The minimum age for same-sex couples is 18.
Bigotry and/or pandering to bigoted constituencies.
Dreaming of a same sex marriage doesn't mean you are gay or anything like that. Usually this "marriage partner" will seem totally opposite to yourself even in physical attributes. Marriage indicates a transition in your life and undertaking a commitment, this would be your subconscious telling you...
Yes. Same-sex marriage is legal in Arizona effective October 17,2014.
Same-sex marriage occurs every day in the United States, but only in states where it has been legalized. Every business day, same-sex couples are issued marriage licenses somewhere in the United States. The numbers are certain to increase as more states legalize such marriages. Significant legal...
The perspective is mostly defined by people's emotions, religiousbeliefs and/or cultural backgrounds. From a purely 'legalistic'point of view any marriage is a public-law contract that simplyregulates two peoples' rights and obligations towards each other,the position, obligations and rights of and...
Some churches permit same-sex marriages to be conducted, but these are few. Some churches that allow gay clergy permit them to be in same-sex marriages. Some churches permit special blessing ceremonies for already married same-sex couples. Some churches permit gay people to join, but do not...