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Marriage

A legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.
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In his statement, Spitzer said New York's marriage laws raise constitutional questions involving due process and equal protection, and that any uncertainty in that regard must be decided by the courts.
The appeal from Detroit-area hospital nurses April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse calls on the court to overturn an appeals court ruling that upheld anti-gay marriage laws in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.
Andrew Cuomo signed the same-sex marriage law last month making New York the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage behind the District of Columbia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, and New Hampshire.
In addition to urging state officials to enforce California's marriage law and bring criminal charges against those who have violated it, the ACLJ said it will also file an amicus brief on behalf of the state of California, which has now been sued by the City of San Francisco in the same-sex marriage dispute.
I'm so happy that the state where it all started can now join in the celebration and help add to the momentum that's going to bring the freedom to marry to the entire country,'' said Wolfson, who is now the founder and president of Freedom to Marry, a group that pushes for state gay marriage laws nationwide.
And we have a national marriage law that affords full equality to gay and lesbian couples.
Mapping marriage law in Spanish Gitano communities.
The group's first campaign will be to protest a proposed gay marriage law today at the office of Assemblywoman Cindy Montanez, D-Mission Hills, the bill's co-author.
Aruba's marriage law became effective on January 1, 2002, allowing visitors 18 years of age and older, to exchange vows in paradise
This ruling comes on the heels of Attorney General Mark Herring's refusal to fulfill his constitutional duty to defend the state's marriage law.
The passage of the marriage law came at the end of the New York state legislature's session, with uncertainty about the bill in doubt until the end.
The Connecticut Catholic Conference is seeking to broaden exemptions to the state's new same-sex marriage law.