Marriage

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Marriage

A legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.
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By reviewing the events of the last 5 years, at the beginning of 2012, you can consider whether your personal circumstances have changed - due to separation, divorce, marriage, civil partnership, birth, adoption or death.
Even in states that recognize same-sex marriage, civil unions or domestic partners, and have state tax equity on benefits, federal taxes have to be paid.
Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Maryland, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin are expected to recognize the union as either a marriage, civil union, or all-but-marriage civil partnership, which may afford a different status.
Unlike a marriage, civil partners do not have to have a ceremony.
These forms of legal recognition include, marriage, civil unions, registered partnerships, reciprocal beneficiary schemes, informal cohabitation, and registered domestic partnerships.
Many evangelicals are beginning to acknowledge that there are Christian arguments for gay marriage, civil unions, and so forth.