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Does New Jersey recognize same sex marriages from another state?

Yes. All US states recognize all marriages performed in other states.


Does a state have to recognize a marriage performed in another state?

Yes, unless the marriage is between persons of the same sex. States all recognize legal marriages of opposite sex people performed in other states. Only a select few states recognize same sex marriages performed in a state that recognizes same sex marriage. Same sex marriages are recognized in other states that also allow same sex marriage.


Does the state of Florida recognize common law marriages?

The majority of states no longer recognize common law marriages, and Florida does not (but will recognize a common law marriage that was established in another state that does still allow it).


Does Wisconsin recognize marriages filed in neveda?

Yes, based on the full faith and credit clause of the Constitution, states recognize legal marriages in other states. If a marriage is illegal or otherwise invalid in one state, it will not become valid in another.


Does Virginia recognized common law marriages?

Virginia does not allow the creation of common law marriages in the state, however they will recognize a valid common law marriage from another state.


Does California recognize marriages performed out of state that would otherwise not be valid in California?

Yes, all states are required by the constitution to honor the laws of another state. Hence the large uproar over gay marriages recently performed in CA. Another example is the trouble Ca. had over their taxing cars coming from other states without the Ca emissions package, the state eventually had to refund the fees collected


Will your social security benefits be taken away if you get a civil union in another state?

No. The US Federal Government does not recognize civil unions. It recognizes marriages, including same-sex marriages.


When are you legally married?

States have established laws pertaining to the legal requirements of marriage. A couple is legally married when they have met the requirements for a legal marriage in the state where they reside. In the past, a marriage that was legal in one state would be recognized as legal in another. However, some states do not recognize common law marriages that were legal in another state and most states do not recognize same sex marriages performed in the few states where they are legal. Fifteen states recognize common law marriages although some have restrictions. Alabama, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia (before 1/97), Idaho (before (1/96), Iowa, Kansas, Montana, New Hampshire (pertains to inheritance rights), Ohio, Oklahoma (with rather odd stipulations) Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah. However, common law marriages also have specified requirements for them to be considered "legal". See the links below for more information.


Is Texas required to recognized out-of-state same-sex marriages?

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.


Does the state of Oregon recognize common law marriages?

The short answer is no. If your marriage was made legal in another state and you move to Oregon there may be a different answer.


Is marriage by power of attorney legal in the United States?

Marriage by proxy is a marriage that takes place when one or both of the parties is not physically present. It follows an age old tradition that was developed for various reasons. Only a handful of states recognize proxy marriages (California, Colorado, Montana, Texas) but most states except Iowa will recognize a proxy marriage legally performed in another state. You can read more about it at the related link.Marriage by proxy is a marriage that takes place when one or both of the parties is not physically present. It follows an age old tradition that was developed for various reasons. Only a handful of states recognize proxy marriages (California, Colorado, Montana, Texas) but most states except Iowa will recognize a proxy marriage legally performed in another state. You can read more about it at the related link.Marriage by proxy is a marriage that takes place when one or both of the parties is not physically present. It follows an age old tradition that was developed for various reasons. Only a handful of states recognize proxy marriages (California, Colorado, Montana, Texas) but most states except Iowa will recognize a proxy marriage legally performed in another state. You can read more about it at the related link.Marriage by proxy is a marriage that takes place when one or both of the parties is not physically present. It follows an age old tradition that was developed for various reasons. Only a handful of states recognize proxy marriages (California, Colorado, Montana, Texas) but most states except Iowa will recognize a proxy marriage legally performed in another state. You can read more about it at the related link.


Does DOMA apply to same-sex couples married in another country?

Effective June 26, 2013, the US federal government recognizes same-sex marriages, regardless of where they were performed, although for some purposes, it is necessary for the couple to live in a state that also recognizes their marriage. The part of DOMA that survives the US Supreme Court decision, specifically that section which permits states to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere, continues to permit states to ignore marriages performed in foreign countries. DOMA is only relevant under US federal and state law. It does not control the laws of other countries.


What is the legal definition of a spouse in Texas?

A person (male or female) who is legally married to another or is married according to the requirements under common law state statutes. Texas does not recognize same-sex marriages or unions as being legal even if they have been performed in a state that allows the action.


Can you marry someone without their presence if you have their general power of attorney?

No. A general Power of Attorney provides no general power or authority for you to enter another person into a legally binding marriage. A proxy marriage is a marriage where one party stands in for another party. Either the bride or groom is not present. Where proxy marriages are allowed an agent stands in for the party based on a Power of Attorney executed for that purpose. In the United States only five states allow proxy marriages: California, Colorado, Texas, Kansas and Montana. Most proxy marriages are limited to people who are in the military. However, other legal provisions may apply. Not all states recognize proxy marriages. Some states only recognize a marriage by proxy performed in another state as a common law marriage. In many states a common law marriage is not recognized as a legal status. You need to check the rules in your state.


Does the state of Illinois recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in Connecticut?

Yes. Illinois recognizes out-of-state same-sex marriages as civil unions. Section 60. Reciprocity. A marriage between persons of the same sex, a civil union, or a substantially similar legal relationship other than common law marriage, legally entered into in another jurisdiction, shall be recognized in Illinois as a civil union.


Does the state of Illinois recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in Washington DC?

Yes. Illinois recognizes out-of-state same-sex marriages as civil unions. Section 60. Reciprocity. A marriage between persons of the same sex, a civil union, or a substantially similar legal relationship other than common law marriage, legally entered into in another jurisdiction, shall be recognized in Illinois as a civil union.


Does the state of Illinois recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in Iowa?

Yes. Illinois recognizes out-of-state same-sex marriages as civil unions. Section 60. Reciprocity. A marriage between persons of the same sex, a civil union, or a substantially similar legal relationship other than common law marriage, legally entered into in another jurisdiction, shall be recognized in Illinois as a civil union.


Does the state of Illinois recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in Massachusetts?

Yes. Illinois recognizes out-of-state same-sex marriages as civil unions. Section 60. Reciprocity. A marriage between persons of the same sex, a civil union, or a substantially similar legal relationship other than common law marriage, legally entered into in another jurisdiction, shall be recognized in Illinois as a civil union.


Does the state of Illinois recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in New Hampshire?

Yes. Illinois recognizes out-of-state same-sex marriages as civil unions. Section 60. Reciprocity. A marriage between persons of the same sex, a civil union, or a substantially similar legal relationship other than common law marriage, legally entered into in another jurisdiction, shall be recognized in Illinois as a civil union.


Does the state of Illinois recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in New York?

Yes. Illinois recognizes out-of-state same-sex marriages as civil unions. Section 60. Reciprocity. A marriage between persons of the same sex, a civil union, or a substantially similar legal relationship other than common law marriage, legally entered into in another jurisdiction, shall be recognized in Illinois as a civil union.


Does the state of Illinois recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in Vermont?

Yes. Illinois recognizes out-of-state same-sex marriages as civil unions. Section 60. Reciprocity. A marriage between persons of the same sex, a civil union, or a substantially similar legal relationship other than common law marriage, legally entered into in another jurisdiction, shall be recognized in Illinois as a civil union.


Does the state of Illinois recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in California?

Yes. Illinois recognizes out-of-state same-sex marriages as civil unions. Section 60. Reciprocity. A marriage between persons of the same sex, a civil union, or a substantially similar legal relationship other than common law marriage, legally entered into in another jurisdiction, shall be recognized in Illinois as a civil union.


If you marry a person whom is not a us citizen in another country is it legal in the us?

Marriages which are legally performed and valid abroad are also legally valid in the United States, citizenship is another matter.


How does same-sex marriage affect federalism?

Federalism refers to the US Federal Government imposing its will on the individual states. Federalism in the context of the legalization of same-sex marriage, refers to the federal government's refusal to recognize legal marriages performed in states. This can be seen as an abuse of federal power, since marriage has always been an area of law regulated by the states, not the federal government. In 1996, when Congress enacted the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"), it was the first time since the founding of the country that the federal government legislatively invalidated a class of marriages legally performed under state laws. Another concern pertaining to federalism and the issue of same-sex marriage is whether at some point in the future the federal government will force states that do not permit same-sex couples to marry to nevertheless recognize same-sex marriages performed by other states. Another concern is whether the federal judiciary will strike down state laws that prohibit same-sex couples from marrying.


How does same-sex marriage conflict with federalism?

Federalism refers to the US Federal Government imposing its will on the individual states. Federalism in the context of the legalization of same-sex marriage, refers to the federal government's refusal to recognize legal marriages performed in states. This can be seen as an abuse of federal power, since marriage has always been an area of law regulated by the states, not the federal government. In 1996, when Congress enacted the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"), it was the first time since the founding of the country that the federal government legislatively invalidated a class of marriages legally performed under state laws. Another concern pertaining to federalism and the issue of same-sex marriage is whether at some point in the future the federal government will force states that do not permit same-sex couples to marry to nevertheless recognize same-sex marriages performed by other states. Another concern is whether the federal judiciary will strike down state laws that prohibit same-sex couples from marrying.