Husband and Wife

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Husband and Wife

A status that, among other things, entitles a couple to file a joint income tax return. For the purpose of joint returns, common-law marriages are recognized only if the state in which the two persons reside recognizes such marriages or if the state in which the marriage began recognizes common-law marriages. The status as husband and wife on the last day of the tax year governs the right to file a joint return.
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Canadian faculty tended to express more support for same-sex marriage than did their U.S.
Proponents of same-sex marriage see it as a civil rights issue: Gay people, they argue, should have the same right to marry as everyone else, especially since many legal rights and family protections are tied to marriage.
In Iowa, amending the state constitution requires approval by two consecutive state legislatures before a statewide vote on the change, and a bid by opponents of same-sex marriage to change the constitution is sure to fail this year.
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Supports some gay rights, opposes a federal ban on same-sex marriage and lived with an affluent gay couple in New York's upper east side during his divorce proceedings.
Marilyn Musgrave (R-Colo.), invited to speak about same-sex marriage, instead carped that "millionaires and billionaires" were funding her Democratic opponent and pleaded for help.
Neither Ray Vahey nor Richard Taylor counted themselves as politically active until the proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Now Vahey has a table reserved in his study for stuffing envelopes with literature opposing the amendment.
Same-sex marriages and civil unions intersect with some of the more fundamental questions of family life--care of children, the stability of relationships, and family resources.
'But if it's same-sex marriage, even the President is part of the majority in opposing it,' he added.
Roque had earlier said the Philippines was not yet ready for same-sex marriage, citing it might still be 'too revolutionary' for the Philippines.
The ruling found that there's still room for state courts to explore "the reach and ramifications" of marriage-related issues that resulted from the legalization of same-sex marriage.