Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state

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This article summarizes the same-sex marriage laws of states in the United States. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_0

Via the case Obergefell v. Hodges on June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States legalized same-sex marriage in a decision that applies nationwide, with the possible exception of American Samoa and some tribal nations. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_1

29 states have constitutions that include bans on same-sex marriage and/or other types of unions, and 31 have statutes that ban same-sex marriage and/or other types of unions, although these are all defunct under the Obergefell ruling. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_2

In November 2020, Nevada became the first state to repeal its constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_3

Alabama Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_0

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Alabama Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_4

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_0_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_0_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_0_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_0_1_1

Texts: - Amendment 774. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_5

Sanctity of Marriage Amendment (=Ref.1, cited as the approves of Marriage Amendment) & - Title 30. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_6

Marital and domestic relations - Chapter 1. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_7

Marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_8

§ 30-1-19. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_9

Marriage, recognition thereof, between persons of the same sex prohibited. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_10

(=Ref.2, cited as the "Alabama Marriage Protection Act") Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_11

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  • Ref.1 (b) & Ref.2 (b)Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_0_0

Marriage is inherently a unique relationship between a man and a woman. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_12

As a matter of public policy, this state has a special interest in encouraging, supporting, and protecting the unique relationship in order to promote, among other goals, the stability and welfare of society and its children. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_13

A marriage contracted between individuals of the same sex is invalid in this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_14

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  • Ref.1 (c) & Ref.2 (c)Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_1_1

Marriage is a sacred covenant, solemnized between a man and a woman, which, when the legal capacity and consent of both parties is present, establishes their relationship as husband and wife, and which is recognized by the state as a civil contract. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_15

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  • Ref.1 (d) & Ref.2 (d)Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_2_2

No marriage license shall be issued in the State of Alabama to parties of the same sex. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_16

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  • Ref.1 (e) & Ref.2 (e)Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_3_3

The State of Alabama shall not recognize as valid any marriage of parties of the same sex that occurred or was alleged to have occurred as a result of the law of any jurisdiction regardless of whether a marriage license was issued. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_17

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  • Ref.1 (f)Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_4_4

The State of Alabama shall not recognize as valid any common law marriage of parties of the same sex. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_18

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  • Ref.1 (g)Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_5_5

A union replicating marriage of or between persons of the same sex in the State of Alabama or in any other jurisdiction shall be considered and treated in all respects as having no legal force or effect in this state and shall not be recognized by this state as a marriage or other union replicating marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_19

Alaska Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_1

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Alaska Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_20

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_1_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_1_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_1_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_1_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_21

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  • - Article I. Declaration of Rights - §25. Marriage :Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_6_6

To be valid or recognized in this State, a marriage may exist only between one man and one woman. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_22

Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_unordered_list_7

  • - Section 25. Marital and domestic relations - Chapter 25.05. Alaska marriage codeSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_7_7

Section 25.05.013. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_23

Same-sex marriage: (a) A marriage entered into by persons of the same sex, either under common law or under statute, that is recognized by another state or foreign jurisdiction is void in this state, and contractual rights granted by virtue of the marriage, including its termination, are unenforceable in this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_24

(b) A same-sex relationship may not be recognized by the state as being entitled to the benefits of marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_25

Arizona Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_2

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Arizona Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_26

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_2_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_2_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_2_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_2_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_27

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  • - ARTICLE XXX. MARRIAGE:Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_8_8

1. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_28

Marriage Section 1. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_29

Only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_30

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  • - Title 25 - Marital and Domestic RelationsSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_9_9

§ 25-101 Void and prohibited marriages ... C. A marriage between persons of the same sex is void and prohibited. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_31

Arkansas Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_3

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Arkansas Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_32

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_3_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_3_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_3_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_3_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_33

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  • Amendment 83:Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_10_10

Section 1. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_34

Marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_35

Marriage consists only of the union of one man and one woman. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_36

Section 2. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_37

Marital status. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_38

Legal status for unmarried persons which is identical or substantially similar to marital status shall not be valid or recognized in Arkansas, except that the legislature may recognize a common law marriage from another state between a man and a woman. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_39

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  • - Title 9. Family law - subtitle 2. Domestic relations - chapter 11. Marriage (law passed 1997)Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_11_11
    • Subchapter 1. General Provisions.Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_11_12

Section 9-11-107. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_40

Same sex marriage void Marriage shall be only between a man and a woman. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_41

A marriage between persons of the same sex is void. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_42

Section 9-11-109. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_43

Validity of foreign marriages (a) All marriages contracted outside this state which would be valid by the laws of the state or country in which the marriages were consummated and in which the parties then actually resided shall be valid in all the courts in this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_44

(b) This section shall not apply to a marriage between persons of the same sex. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_45

Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_unordered_list_12

  • Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_12_13
    • Subchapter 2. License and Ceremony.Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_12_14

Section 9-11-208. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_46

License not issued to persons under age or to persons of the same sex. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_47

(b) It shall be the declared public policy of the State of Arkansas to recognize the marital union only of man and woman. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_48

No license shall be issued to persons to marry another person of the same sex and no same-sex marriage shall be recognized as entitled to the benefits of marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_49

(c) Marriages between persons of the same sex are prohibited in this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_50

Any marriage entered into by persons of the same sex, where a marriage license is issued by another state or by a foreign jurisdiction, shall be void in Arkansas and any contractual or other rights granted by virtue of that license, including its termination, shall be unenforceable in the Arkansas courts. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_51

California Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_4

Main article: Same-sex marriage in California Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_52

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_4_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_4_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_4_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_4_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_53

Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_unordered_list_13

  • - Article I. Declaration of rights.Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_13_15

Section 7.5. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_54

- Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_55

Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_unordered_list_14

  • - Division 3. Marriage - Part 1. Validity of MarriageSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_14_16

(a) Marriage is a personal relation arising out of a civil contract between two persons, to which the consent of the parties capable of making that contract is necessary. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_56

Consent alone does not constitute marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_57

Consent must be followed by the issuance of a license and solemnization as authorized by this division, except as provided by Section 425 and Part 4 (commencing with Section 500). Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_58

Colorado Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_5

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Colorado Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_59

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_5_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_5_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_5_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_5_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_60

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  • , Art. II, §31:Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_15_17

Only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_61

Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_unordered_list_16

  • :Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_16_18

(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (3) of this section, a marriage is valid in this state if: (a) It is licensed, solemnized, and registered as provided in this part 1; and (b) It is only between one man and one woman. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_62

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 14-2-112, any marriage contracted within or outside this state that does not satisfy paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of this section shall not be recognized as valid in this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_63

Connecticut Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_6

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Connecticut Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_64

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_6_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_6_0_1
N/ASame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_6_1_0 YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_6_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_65

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  • Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_17_19

Sec. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_66

46b-20. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_67

Definitions. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_68

Marriage means the legal union of two persons. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_69

Delaware Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_7

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Delaware Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_70

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_7_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_7_0_1
N/ASame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_7_1_0 YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_7_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_71

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  • , section 101 (a) & (d)Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_18_20

(a) A marriage is prohibited and void between a person and his or her ancestor, descendant, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew or first cousin. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_72

(d) A marriage obtained or recognized outside the state between persons prohibited by subsection (a) of this section shall not constitute a legal or valid marriage within the state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_73

§ 101. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_74

Void and voidable marriages. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_75

(a) A marriage is prohibited and void between a person and his or her ancestor, descendant, brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew or first cousin. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_76

(b) A marriage is prohibited, and is void from the time its nullity is declared by a court of competent jurisdiction at the instance of the innocent party, if either party thereto is: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_77

(1)-(5) [Repealed.] Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_78

(6) Divorced, unless a certified copy of the divorce decree (last decree if such person has been divorced more than once) or a certificate of such divorce from the clerk of the court granting the divorce is inspected by the clerk of the peace to whom such person makes application for a marriage license, and unless such person may in other respects lawfully marry; and, if such decree or certificate cannot be obtained, the Resident Judge of the county where such license is desired or the person designated by the Resident Judge to grant such certificates as may be accepted under this paragraph may grant a certificate of the facts as stated by the applicant and the certificate may, for the purposes of this chapter, be accepted in lieu of a certified copy of a divorce decree; Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_79

(7) On probation or parole from any court or institution, unless such person first files with the clerk of the peace to whom such person makes application for a marriage license a written consent to such person's proposed marriage from the chief officer of such court or institution or from someone who is appointed by such officer to give such consent, and unless in other respects the applicant may lawfully marry. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_80

(c) [Repealed.] Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_81

(d) A marriage obtained or recognized outside the State between persons prohibited by subsection (a) of this section shall not constitute a legal or valid marriage within the State. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_82

(e) For all purposes of the laws of this State, 2 persons of the same gender who are parties to a legal union other than a marriage (whether designated as a civil union, a domestic partnership or another relationship) established in another jurisdiction shall be afforded and shall be subject to the same rights, benefits, protections, responsibilities, obligations and duties as are afforded and imposed upon married spouses (whether derived from statutes, administrative rules or regulations, court rules, governmental policies, common law, court decisions, or any other provisions or sources of law, including in equity) if: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_83

(1) Such legal union was validly entered into in such other jurisdiction; Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_84

(2) Such legal union would not be prohibited as a marriage by reason of subsection (a) of this section; and Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_85

(3) Such legal union affords and imposes on such individuals under the laws of the jurisdiction establishing such union substantially the same rights, benefits, protections, responsibilities, obligations and duties as a marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_86

§ 129. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_87

Equal treatment of marital relationships. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_88

(a) All laws of this State applicable to marriage or married spouses or the children of married spouses, whether derived from statutes, administrative rules or regulations, court rules, governmental policies, common law, court decisions, or any other provisions or sources of law, including in equity, shall apply equally to same-gender and different-gender married couples and their children. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_89

(b) Parties to a marriage shall be included in any definition or use of terms such as "dependent," "family," "husband," "wife," "widow," "widower," "immediate family," "next of kin," "spouse," "stepparent," "tenants by the entirety" and other terms, whether or not gender specific, that denote a spousal or familial relationship, or a person in a spousal or familial relationship, as those terms are used throughout the Code, administrative rules or regulations, court rules, governmental policies, common law, court decisions, or any other provisions or sources of the laws of this State, including in equity, regardless of whether the parties to a marriage are the same gender or different genders. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_90

(c) To the extent that provisions of the laws of this State, whether derived from statutes, administrative rules or regulations, court rules, governmental policies, common law, court decisions, or any other provisions or sources of law, including in equity, adopt, refer to, or rely upon in any manner, provisions of United States federal law that would have the effect of treating differently same-gender married spouses or their children as compared to different-gender married spouses or their children, same-gender married spouses and their children shall be treated in all respects by the laws of this State as if United States federal law recognizes a marriage between persons of the same gender in the same manner as the laws of this State. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_91

(d) The rights of same-gender married spouses, with respect to a child of whom either spouse becomes the parent during their marriage, shall be the same as the rights (including presumptions of parentage, paternity and maternity in Chapter 8 of this title) of different-gender married spouses with respect to a child of whom either spouse becomes the parent during their marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_92

(e) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in, and in addition to any other rights afforded under, Chapter 31 of Title 16, if a married person is the legal parent of a child at the birth of the child, including pursuant to subsection (d) of this section, such person shall be entitled to have his or her name entered on the original certificate of birth as a parent of the child. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_93

(f) All persons who enter into same-gender marriages that are solemnized in this State or are created by conversion from a civil union under the laws of this State consent to the nonexclusive jurisdiction of the Family Court of this State for all proceedings for divorce and annulment of such marriage, even if 1 or both parties no longer reside in this State, as set forth in § 1504 of this title. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_94

Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_unordered_list_19

  • provides (in part) that on July 1, 2013, section 101(a) was amended striking "between persons of the same gender" from the list of prohibitions; inserting an additional section 101 (e) providing for recognition of out-of-state marriages and civil unions as marriages (except those under the remaining section 101 (a) prohibitions); and inserting section 218 providing for the conversion of civil unions to marriages.Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_19_21

Florida Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_8

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Florida Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_95

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_8_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_8_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_8_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_8_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_96

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  • - Article I. Declaration of rights:Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_20_22

Section 27. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_97

Marriage defined. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_98

- Inasmuch as marriage is the legal union of only one man and one woman as husband and wife, no other legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid or recognized. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_99

Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_unordered_list_21

  • - Title XLIII. Domestic relations - Chapter 741. Marriage; Domestic violence.Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_21_23

Section 741.04. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_100

Marriage license issued. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_101

No county court judge or clerk of the circuit court in this state shall issue a license for the marriage of any person … unless one party is a male and the other party is a female. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_102

Section 741.212. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_103

Marriages between persons of the same sex (1) Marriages between persons of the same sex entered into in any jurisdiction, whether within or outside the State of Florida, the United States, or any other jurisdiction, either domestic or foreign, or any other place or location, or relationships between persons of the same sex which are treated as marriages in any jurisdiction, whether within or outside the State of Florida, the United States, or any other jurisdiction, either domestic or foreign, or any other place or location, are not recognized for any purpose in this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_104

(2) The state, its agencies, and its political subdivisions may not give effect to any public act, record, or judicial proceeding of any state, territory, possession, or tribe of the United States or of any other jurisdiction, either domestic or foreign, or any other place or location respecting either a marriage or relationship not recognized under subsection (1) or a claim arising from such a marriage or relationship. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_105

(3) For purposes of interpreting any state statute or rule, the term "marriage" means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the term "spouse" applies only to a member of such a union. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_106

Georgia Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_9

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Georgia (U.S. state) Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_107

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_9_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_9_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_9_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_9_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_108

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  • . Article I Section IV:Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_22_24

Paragraph I. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_109

Recognition of marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_110

(a) This state shall recognize as marriage only the union of man and woman. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_111

Marriages between persons of the same sex are prohibited in this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_112

(b) No union between persons of the same sex shall be recognized by this state as entitled to the benefits of marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_113

This state shall not give effect to any public act, record, or judicial proceeding of any other state or jurisdiction respecting a relationship between persons of the same sex that is treated as a marriage under the laws of such other state or jurisdiction. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_114

The courts of this state shall have no jurisdiction to grant a divorce or separate maintenance with respect to any such relationship or otherwise to consider or rule on any of the parties' respective rights arising as a result of or in connection with such relationship. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_115

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  • - Title 19. Domestic Relations - Chapter 3. Marriage generally - Article 1. General ProvisionsSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_23_25

Section 19-3-3.1 Same sex marriages prohibited (a) It is declared to be the public policy of this state to recognize the union only of man and woman. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_116

Marriages between persons of the same sex are prohibited in this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_117

(b) No marriage between persons of the same sex shall be recognized as entitled to the benefits of marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_118

Any marriage entered into by persons of the same sex pursuant to a marriage license issued by another state or foreign jurisdiction or otherwise shall be void in this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_119

Any contractual rights granted by virtue of such license shall be unenforceable in the courts of this state and the courts of this state shall have no jurisdiction whatsoever under any circumstances to grant a divorce or separate maintenance with respect to such marriage or otherwise to consider or rule on any of the parties' respective rights arising as a result of or in connection with such marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_120

Hawaii Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_10

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Hawaii Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_121

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  • , Section 23. The legislature shall have the power to reserve marriage to opposite-sex couples. (Added by HB 117 (1997) and election November 3, 1998)Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_24_26
  • Statutes,Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_24_27

§572-B Interpretation of terminology to be gender neutral. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_123

When necessary to implement the rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities of spouses under the laws of this State, all gender-specific terminology, such as "husband", "wife", "widow", "widower", or similar terms, shall be construed in a gender-neutral manner. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_124

This interpretation shall apply to all sources of law, including statutes, administrative rules, court decisions, common law, or any other source of law. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_125

§572 -C Reliance on federal law. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_126

Any law of this State that refers to, adopts, or relies upon federal law shall apply to all marriages recognized under the laws of this State as if federal law recognized such marriages in the same manner as the laws of this State so that all marriages receive equal treatment. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_127

"§572 - 1 Requisites of valid marriage contract. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_128

In order to make valid the marriage contract, which shall be permitted between two individuals without regard to gender, it shall be necessary that: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_129

(1) The respective parties do not stand in relation to each other of ancestor and descendant of any degree whatsoever, two siblings of the half as well as to the whole blood, uncle and niece, uncle and nephew, aunt and nephew, or aunt and niece, whether the relationship is the result of the issue of parents married or not married to each other or parents who are partners in a civil union or not partners in a civil union; Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_130

(2) Each of the parties at the time of contracting the marriage is at least sixteen years of age; provided that with the written approval of the family court of the circuit within which the minor resides, it shall be lawful for a person under the age of sixteen years, but in no event under the age of fifteen years, to marry, subject to section 572-2; Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_131

(3) Neither party has at the time any lawful wife, husband, or civil union partner living, except as provided in section 572-A; Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_132

(4) Consent of neither party to the marriage has been obtained by force, duress, or fraud; Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_133

(5) Neither of the parties is a person afflicted with any loathsome disease concealed from, and unknown to, the other party; Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_134

(6) The parties to be married in the State shall have duly obtained a license for that purpose from the agent appointed to grant marriage licenses; Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_135

(7) The marriage ceremony be performed in the State by a person or society with a valid license to solemnize marriages and the parties to be married and the person performing the marriage ceremony be all physically present at the same place and time for the marriage ceremony." Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_136

"§572 -3 Contracted without the State. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_137

Marriages between two individuals regardless of gender and legal where contracted shall be held legal in the courts of this State." Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_138

Idaho Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_11

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Idaho Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_139

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  • - Article III. Legislative department - §28. MarriageSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_25_28

A marriage between a man and a woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_141

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  • - Title 32. Domestic relations - Chapter 2. Marriage; nature and validity of marriage contractSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_26_29

§ 32-209. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_142

Recognition of foreign or out-of-state marriages All marriages contracted without this state, which would be valid by the laws of the state or country in which the same were contracted, are valid in this state, unless they violate the public policy of this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_143

Marriages that violate the public policy of this state include, but are not limited to, same-sex marriages, and marriages entered into under the laws of another state or country with the intent to evade the prohibitions of the marriage laws of this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_144

Illinois Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_12

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Illinois Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_145

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N/ASame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_12_1_0 YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_12_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_146

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  • 750 ILCS 5/201. Formalities.Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_27_30

A marriage between any two (2) adults licensed, solemnized and registered as provided in this Act is valid in this State. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_147

Indiana Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_13

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Indiana Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_148

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YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_13_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_13_1_1

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  • - Title 31. Family law and juvenile law - Article 11. Family law: Marriage - Chapter 1. Who may marrySame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_28_31

Section 31-11-1-1. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_150

Same sex marriages prohibited (a) Only a female may marry a male. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_151

Only a male may marry a female. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_152

(b) A marriage between persons of the same gender is void in Indiana even if the marriage is lawful in the place where it is solemnized. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_153

Iowa Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_14

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Iowa Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_154

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YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_14_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_14_1_1

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  • - TITLE XV. Judicial Branch and judicial procedures - SUBTITLE 1. Domestic relationsSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_29_32

CHAPTER 595 Marriage– 595.2. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_156

Gender — age. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_157

1. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_158

Only a marriage between a male and a female is valid. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_159

CHAPTER 595 Marriage– 595.20. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_160

Foreign marriages — validity. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_161

A marriage which is solemnized in any other state, territory, country, or any foreign jurisdiction which is valid in that state, territory, country, or other foreign jurisdiction, is valid in this state if the parties meet the requirements for validity pursuant to section 595.2, subsection 1, and if the marriage would not otherwise be declared void. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_162

Kansas Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_15

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Kansas Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_163

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Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_164

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  • , Article 15, Section 16Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_30_33

(a) The marriage contract is to be considered in law as a civil contract. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_165

Marriage shall be constituted by one man and one woman only. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_166

All other marriages are declared to be contrary to the public policy of this state and are void. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_167

(b) No relationship, other than a marriage, shall be recognized by the state as entitling the parties to the rights or incidents of marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_168

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  • Kansas Statute, . Nature of marriage relation.Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_31_34

The marriage contract is to be considered in law as a civil contract between two parties who are of opposite sex. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_169

All other marriages are declared to be contrary to the public policy of this state and are void. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_170

The consent of the parties is essential. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_171

The marriage ceremony may be regarded either as a civil ceremony or as a religious sacrament, but the marriage relation shall only be entered into, maintained or abrogated as provided by law. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_172

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  • Kansas Statute . Validity of marriages contracted without state.Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_32_35

All marriages contracted without this state, which would be valid by the laws of the country in which the same were contracted, shall be valid in all courts and places in this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_173

It is the strong public policy of this state only to recognize as valid marriages from other states that are between a man and a woman. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_174

Kentucky Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_16

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Kentucky Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_175

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Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_176

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  • , Section 233ASame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_33_36

Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Kentucky. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_177

A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_178

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  • Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_34_37

Section 402.005 Definition of marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_179

As used and recognized in the law of the Commonwealth, "marriage" refers only to the civil status, condition, or relation of one (1) man and one (1) woman united in law for life, for the discharge to each other and the community of the duties legally incumbent upon those whose association is founded on the distinction of sex. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_180

Section 402.020 Other prohibited marriages. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_181

(1) Marriage is prohibited and void: (d) Between members of the same sex; Section 402.040 Marriage in another state (1) If any resident of this state marries in another state, the marriage shall be valid here if valid in the state where solemnized, unless the marriage is against Kentucky public policy. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_182

(2) A marriage between members of the same sex is against Kentucky public policy and shall be subject to the prohibitions established in KRS 402.045. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_183

Section 402.045 Same-sex marriage in another jurisdiction void and unenforceable. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_184

(1) A marriage between members of the same sex which occurs in another jurisdiction shall be void in Kentucky. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_185

(2) Any rights granted by virtue of the marriage, or its termination, shall be unenforceable in Kentucky courts. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_186

Louisiana Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_17

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Louisiana Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_187

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  • , Article XII, section 15. Defense of MarriageSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_35_38

Marriage in the state of Louisiana shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_189

No official or court of the state of Louisiana shall construe this constitution or any state law to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any member of a union other than the union of one man and one woman. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_190

A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_191

No official or court of the state of Louisiana shall recognize any marriage contracted in any other jurisdiction which is not the union of one man and one woman. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_192

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Article 89. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_193

Impediment of same sex Persons of the same sex may not contract marriage with each other. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_194

A purported marriage between persons of the same sex contracted in another state shall be governed by the provisions of Title II of Book IV of the Civil Code. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_195

Article 96. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_196

Civil effects of absolutely null marriage; putative marriage §4. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_197

A purported marriage between parties of the same sex does not produce any civil effects. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_198

Article 3520. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_199

Marriage (Title II of Book IV of the Civil Code) A. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_200

A marriage that is valid in the state where contracted, or in the state where the parties were first domiciled as husband and wife, shall be treated as a valid marriage unless to do so would violate a strong public policy of the state whose law is applicable to the particular issue under Article 3519. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_201

B. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_202

A purported marriage between persons of the same sex violates a strong public policy of the state of Louisiana and such a marriage contracted in another state shall not be recognized in this state for any purpose, including the assertion of any right or claim as a result of the purported marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_203

Maine Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_18

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Maine Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_204

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Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows: Sec. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_206

1. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_207

19-A MRSA §650, as enacted by PL 1997, c. 65, §2, is repealed. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_208

Sec. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_209

2. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_210

19-A MRSA §650-A is enacted to read: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_211

§ 650-A. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_212

Codification of marriage Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_213

Marriage is the legally recognized union of 2 people. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_214

Gender-specific terms relating to the marital relationship or familial relationships, including, but not limited to, "spouse," "family," "marriage," "immediate family," "dependent," "next of kin," "bride," "groom," "husband," "wife," "widow" and "widower," must be construed to be gender-neutral for all purposes throughout the law, whether in the context of statute, administrative or court rule, policy, common law or any other source of civil law. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_215

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3. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_217

19-A MRSA §650-B is enacted to read: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_218

§ 650-B. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_219

Recognition of marriage licensed and certified in another jurisdiction Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_220

A marriage of a same-sex couple that is validly licensed and certified in another jurisdiction is recognized for all purposes under the laws of this State. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_221

Sec. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_222

4. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_223

19-A MRSA §651, sub-§2, as amended by PL 1997, c. 537, §12 and affected by §62, is further amended to read: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_224

2. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_225

Application. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_226

The parties wishing to record notice of their intentions of marriage shall submit an application for recording notice of their intentions of marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_227

The application may be issued to any 2 persons otherwise qualified under this chapter regardless of the sex of each person. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_228

The application must include a signed certification that the information recorded on the application is correct and that the applicant is free to marry according to the laws of this State. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_229

The applicant's signature must be acknowledged before an official authorized to take oaths. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_230

Applications recording notice of intentions to marry must be open for public inspection in the office of the clerk. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_231

When the application is submitted, the applicant shall provide the clerk with the social security numbers of the parties. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_232

The application must include a statement that the social security numbers of the parties have been provided to the clerk. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_233

The clerk shall record the social security numbers provided by each applicant. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_234

The record of the social security numbers is confidential and is not open for public inspection. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_235

Sec. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_236

5. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_237

19-A MRSA §655, sub-§3 is enacted to read: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_238

3. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_239

Affirmation of religious freedom. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_240

This Part does not authorize any court or other state or local governmental body, entity, agency or commission to compel, prevent or interfere in any way with any religious institution's religious doctrine, policy, teaching or solemnization of marriage within that particular religious faith's tradition as guaranteed by the Maine Constitution, Article 1, Section 3 or the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_241

A person authorized to join persons in marriage and who fails or refuses to join persons in marriage is not subject to any fine or other penalty for such failure or refusal. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_242

Maryland Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_19

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Maryland Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_243

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N/ASame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_19_1_0 YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_19_1_1

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Valid Marriages Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_244

(a) Construction. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_245

— This section may not be construed to invalidate any other provision of this title. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_246

(b) In general. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_247

— Only a marriage between two individuals who are not otherwise prohibited from marrying is valid in this State. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_248

[An. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_249

Code 1957, art. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_250

62, § 1; 1984, ch. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_251

296, § 2.] Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_252

Marriages within certain degrees of relationship void; penalties Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_253

(a) Any marriage performed in this State that is prohibited by this section is void. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_254

(b) (1) An individual may not marry the individual's: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_255

(i) grandparent; Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_256

(ii) parent; Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_257

(iii) child; Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_258

(iv) sibling; or Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_259

(v) grandchild. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_260

(2) An individual who violates any provision of this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine of $1,500. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_261

(c) (1) An individual may not marry the individual's: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_262

(i) grandparent's spouse; Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_263

(ii) spouse's grandparent; Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_264

(iii) parent's sibling; Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_265

(iv) stepparent; Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_266

(v) spouse's parent; Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_267

(vi) spouse's child; Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_268

(vii) child's spouse; Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_269

(viii) grandchild's spouse; Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_270

(ix) spouse's grandchild; or Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_271

(x) sibling's child. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_272

(2) An individual who violates any provision of this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine of $500. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_273

Massachusetts Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_20

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Massachusetts Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_274

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_20_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_20_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_20_1_0 YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_20_1_1

Michigan Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_21

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Michigan Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_275

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YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_21_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_21_1_1

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  • , Article I, Section 25Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_38_41

To secure and preserve the benefits of marriage for our society and for future generations of children, the union of one man and one woman in marriage shall be the only agreement recognized as a marriage or similar union for any purpose. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_277

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551.1 Marriage between individuals of same sex as invalid contract. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_278

Marriage is inherently a unique relationship between a man and a woman. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_279

As a matter of public policy, this state has a special interest in encouraging, supporting, and protecting that unique relationship in order to promote, among other goals, the stability and welfare of society and its children. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_280

A marriage contracted between individuals of the same sex is invalid in this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_281

551.271 Marriages solemnized in another state validated. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_282

(1) Except as otherwise provided in this act, a marriage contracted between a man and a woman who are residents of this state and who were, at the time of the marriage, legally competent to contract marriage according to the laws of this state, which marriage is solemnized in another state within the United States by a clergyman, magistrate, or other person legally authorized to solemnize marriages within that state, is a valid and binding marriage under the laws of this state to the same effect and extent as if solemnized within this state and according to its laws.' Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_283

(2) This section does not apply to a marriage contracted between individuals of the same sex, which marriage is invalid in this state under section 1 of chapter 83 of the revised statutes of 1846, being section 551.1 of the Michigan Compiled Laws. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_284

551.272 Marriage not between man and woman invalidated. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_285

This state recognizes marriage as inherently a unique relationship between a man and a woman, as prescribed by section 1 of chapter 83 of the Revised Statutes of 1846, being section 551.1 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, and therefore a marriage that is not between a man and a woman is invalid in this state regardless of whether the marriage is contracted according to the laws of another jurisdiction. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_286

Minnesota Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_22

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Minnesota Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_287

Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_table_general_22

Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_22_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_22_0_1
N/ASame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_22_1_0 YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_22_1_1

Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_unordered_list_40

  • Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_40_43
  • Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_40_44

A civil marriage, so far as its validity in law is concerned, is a civil contract between two persons, to which the consent of the parties, capable in law of contracting, is essential. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_288

Mississippi Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_23

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Mississippi Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_289

Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_table_general_23

Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_23_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_23_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_23_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_23_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_290

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  • , Article 14, Section 263ASame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_41_45

Marriage may take place and may be valid under the laws of this State only between a man and a woman. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_291

A marriage in another State or foreign jurisdiction between persons of the same gender, regardless of when the marriage took place, may not be recognized in this State and is void and unenforceable under the laws of this State. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_292

Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_unordered_list_42

  • § 93-1-1. Certain marriages declared incestuous and void.Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_42_46

(2) Any marriage between persons of the same gender is prohibited and null and void from the beginning. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_293

Any marriage between persons of the same gender that is valid in another jurisdiction does not constitute a legal or valid marriage in Mississippi. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_294

Missouri Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_24

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Missouri Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_295

Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_table_general_24

Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_24_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_24_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_24_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_24_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_296

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  • , Article I Bill of RightsSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_43_47

Section 33.Marriage, validity and recognition. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_297

That to be valid and recognized in this state, a marriage shall exist only between a man and a woman. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_298

Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_unordered_list_44

  • - Chapter 451. Marriage, Marriage Contracts, and Rights of Married WomenSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_44_48

section 451.022. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_299

Public policy, same sex marriages prohibited—license may not be issued. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_300

1. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_301

It is the public policy of this state to recognize marriage only between a man and a woman. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_302

2. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_303

Any purported marriage not between a man and a woman is invalid. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_304

3. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_305

No recorder shall issue a marriage license, except to a man and a woman. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_306

4. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_307

A marriage between persons of the same sex will not be recognized for any purpose in this state even when valid where contracted. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_308

Montana Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_25

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Montana Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_309

Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_table_general_25

Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_25_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_25_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_25_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_25_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_310

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  • - Article XIII. General ProvisionsSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_45_49

Section 7. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_311

Marriage Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_312

Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_unordered_list_46

  • - Title 40. Family law - Chapter 1. MarriageSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_46_50

Section 40-1-103. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_313

General Provisions --- Formalities. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_314

Marriage is a personal relationship between a man and a woman arising out of a civil contract to which the consent of the parties is essential. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_315

Section 40-1-401. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_316

Prohibited marriages– contracts. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_317

(1) The following marriages are prohibited: ... (d) a marriage between persons of the same sex. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_318

Nebraska Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_26

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Nebraska Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_319

Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_table_general_26

Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_26_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_26_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_26_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_26_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_320

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  • Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_47_51

Article I, Section 29. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_321

Marriage; same-sex relationships not valid or recognized. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_322

Only marriage between a man and a woman shall be valid or recognized in Nebraska. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_323

The uniting of two persons of the same sex in a civil union, domestic partnership, or other similar same-sex relationship shall not be valid or recognized in Nebraska. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_324

Nevada Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_27

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Nevada Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_325

Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_table_general_27

Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_27_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_27_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_27_1_0 YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_27_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_326

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  • - Article I. Declaration of Rights.Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_48_52

Section 21. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_327

Recognition of marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_328

1. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_329

The State of Nevada and its political subdivisions shall recognize marriages and issue marriage licenses to couples regardless of gender. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_330

2. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_331

Religious organizations and members of the clergy have the right to refuse to solemnize a marriage, and no person has the right to make any claim against a religious organization or member of the clergy for such a refusal. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_332

3. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_333

All legally valid marriages must be treated equally under the law. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_334

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  • Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_49_53

Section 122.020 Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_335

1. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_336

Except as otherwise provided in this section, two persons, regardless of gender, at least 18 years of age, not nearer of kin than second cousins or cousins of the half blood, and not having a [husband or wife] spouse living, may be joined in marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_337

2. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_338

Two persons, regardless of gender, who are married to each other may be rejoined in marriage if the record of their marriage has been lost or destroyed or is otherwise unobtainable. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_339

New Hampshire Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_28

Main article: Same-sex marriage in New Hampshire Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_340

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_28_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_28_0_1
N/ASame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_28_1_0 YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_28_1_1

Text: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_341

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  • Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_50_54

457:1-a Equal Access to Marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_342

– Marriage is the legally recognized union of 2 people. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_343

Any person who otherwise meets the eligibility requirements of this chapter may marry any other eligible person regardless of gender. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_344

Each party to a marriage shall be designated "bride", "groom", or "spouse." Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_345

Source. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_346

2009, 59:1, eff. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_347

January 1, 2010. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_348

457:2 Marriages Prohibited. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_349

– No person shall marry his or her father, mother, father's brother, father's sister, mother's brother, mother's sister, son, daughter, brother, sister, son's son, son's daughter, daughter's son, daughter's daughter, brother's son, brother's daughter, sister's son, sister's daughter, father's brother's son, father's brother's daughter, mother's brother's son, mother's brother's daughter, father's sister's son, father's sister's daughter, mother's sister's son, or mother's sister's daughter. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_350

No person shall be allowed to be married to more than one person at any given time. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_351

Source. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_352

RS 147:2. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_353

CS 156:2. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_354

GS 161:2. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_355

1869, 9:2. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_356

GL 180:2. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_357

PS 174:2. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_358

PL 286:2. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_359

RL 338:2. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_360

RSA 457:2. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_361

1965, 46:1. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_362

1987, 218:2, eff. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_363

July 17, 1987. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_364

2009, 59:1, eff. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_365

January 1, 2010. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_366

457:1 Purpose and Intent. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_367

– The purpose of this chapter is to affirm the right of 2 individuals desiring to marry and who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements of this chapter to have their marriage solemnized in a religious or civil ceremony in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_368

Source. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_369

RS 147:1. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_370

CS 156:1. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_371

GS 161:1. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_372

1869, 9:1. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_373

GL 180:1. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_374

PS 174:1. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_375

PL 286:1. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_376

RL 338:1. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_377

RSA 457:1. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_378

1987, 218:1, eff. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_379

July 17, 1987. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_380

2009, 59:1, eff. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_381

January 1, 2010. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_382

457:3 Recognition of Out-of-State Marriages. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_383

– Every marriage legally contracted outside the state of New Hampshire, which would not be prohibited under RSA 457:2 if contracted in New Hampshire, shall be recognized as valid in this state for all purposes if or once the contracting parties are or become permanent residents of this state subsequent to such marriage, and the issue of any such marriage shall be legitimate. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_384

Marriages legally contracted outside the state of New Hampshire which would be prohibited under RSA 457:2 if contracted in New Hampshire shall not be legally recognized in this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_385

Any marriage of New Hampshire residents recognized as valid in the state prior to the effective date of this section shall continue to be recognized as valid on or after the effective date of this section. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_386

Source. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_387

RS 147:3. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_388

CS 156:3. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_389

GS 161:3. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_390

GL 180:3. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_391

PS 174:3. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_392

PL 286:3. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_393

RL 338:3. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_394

RSA 457:3. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_395

1965, 252:1. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_396

1973, 145:6. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_397

2004, 100:1, eff. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_398

May 14, 2004. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_399

2009, 59:1, eff. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_400

January 1, 2010. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_401

457:4 Marriageable. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_402

– No person below the age of 16 years shall be capable of contracting a valid marriage, and all marriages contracted by such persons shall be null and void. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_403

Source. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_404

1907, 80:1. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_405

PL 286:4. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_406

RL 338:4. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_407

2009, 59:2, eff. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_408

Jan. 1, 2010. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_409

2018, 272:1, eff. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_410

Jan. 1, 2019. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_411

457:46 Obtaining Legal Status of Marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_412

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Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_description_list_51

  • I. Notwithstanding the provisions of RSA 457-A, no new civil unions shall be established on or after January 1, 2010. Two consenting persons who are parties to a valid civil union entered into prior to January 1, 2010 pursuant to this chapter may apply and receive a marriage license and have such marriage solemnized pursuant to RSA 457, provided that the parties are otherwise eligible to marry under RSA 457 and the parties to the marriage are the same as the parties to the civil union. Such parties may also apply by January 1, 2011 to the clerk of the town or city in which their civil union is recorded to have their civil union legally designated and recorded as a marriage, without any additional requirements of payment of marriage licensing fees or solemnization contained in RSA 457, provided that such parties' civil union was not previously dissolved or annulled. Upon application, the parties shall be issued a marriage certificate, and such marriage certificate shall be recorded with the division of vital records administration. Any civil union shall be dissolved by operation of law by any marriage of the same parties to each other, as of the date of the marriage stated in the certificate.Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_51_55
  • II. Two persons who are parties to a civil union established pursuant to RSA 457-A that has not been dissolved or annulled by the parties or merged into a marriage in accordance with paragraph I by January 1, 2011 shall be deemed to be married under this chapter on January 1, 2011 and such civil union shall be merged into such marriage by operation of law on January 1, 2011.Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_51_56

Source. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_414

2009, 59:5, eff. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_415

January 1, 2010; 61:3, eff. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_416

January 1, 2010 at 12:02 a.m. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_417

New Jersey Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_29

Main article: Same-sex marriage in New Jersey Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_418

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_29_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_29_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_29_1_0 YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_29_1_1

New Mexico Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_30

Main article: Same-sex marriage in New Mexico Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_419

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_30_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_30_0_1
N/ASame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_30_1_0 YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_30_1_1

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  • §40-1-4..Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_52_57

All marriages celebrated beyond the limits of this state, which are valid according to the laws of the country wherein they were celebrated or contracted, shall be likewise valid in this state, and shall have the same force as if they had been celebrated in accordance with the laws in force in this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_420

New York Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_31

Main article: Same-sex marriage in New York Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_421

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_31_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_31_0_1
N/ASame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_31_1_0 YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_31_1_1

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  • Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_53_58

§ 10-A Parties to a Marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_422

1. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_423

A marriage that is otherwise valid shall be valid regardless of whether the parties to the marriage are of the same or different sex. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_424

2. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_425

No government treatment or legal status, effect, right, benefit, privilege, protection or responsibility relating to marriage, whether deriving from statute, administrative or court rule, public policy, common law or any other source of law, shall differ based on the parties to the marriage being or having been of the same sex rather than a different sex. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_426

When necessary to implement the rights and responsibilities of spouses under the law, all gender-specific language or terms shall be construed in a gender-neutral manner in all such sources of law. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_427

North Carolina Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_32

Main article: Same-sex marriage in North Carolina Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_428

Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_table_general_32

Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_32_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_32_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_32_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_32_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_429

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  • - ARTICLE XIV MISCELLANEOUSSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_54_59

Sec. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_430

6. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_431

Marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_432

- "Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_433

This section does not prohibit a private party from entering into contracts with another private party; nor does this section prohibit courts from adjudicating the rights of private parties pursuant to such contracts." Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_434

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  • - Chapter 51. Marriages - Article 1. General ProvisionsSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_55_60

Section 51‑1. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_435

Requisites of marriage; solemnization. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_436

A valid and sufficient marriage is created by the consent of a male and female person who may lawfully marry, presently to take each other as husband and wife, freely, seriously and plainly expressed by each in the presence of the other, either: ... Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_437

Section 51-1.2. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_438

Marriages between persons of the same gender not valid. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_439

Marriages, whether created by common law, contracted, or performed outside of North Carolina, between individuals of the same gender are not valid in North Carolina. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_440

North Dakota Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_33

Main article: Same-sex marriage in North Dakota Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_441

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_33_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_33_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_33_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_33_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_442

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  • Article XI. General provisions.Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_56_61

Art. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_443

XI - Section 28. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_444

Marriage consists only of the legal union between a man and a woman. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_445

No other domestic union, however denominated, may be recognized as a marriage or given the same or substantially equivalent legal effect. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_446

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  • - Title 14 Domestic Relations and PersonsSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_57_62

Section 14-03-01. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_447

What constitutes marriage - Spouse defined. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_448

Marriage is a personal relation arising out of a civil contract between one man and one woman to which the consent of the parties is essential. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_449

The marriage relation may be entered into, maintained, annulled, or dissolved only as provided by law. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_450

A spouse refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_451

Section 14-03-08. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_452

Foreign marriages recognized - Exception. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_453

Except when residents of this state contract a marriage in another state which is prohibited under the laws of this state, all marriages contracted outside this state, which are valid according to the laws of the state or country where contracted, are valid in this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_454

This section applies only to a marriage contracted in another state or country which is between one man and one woman as husband and wife. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_455

Ohio Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_34

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Ohio Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_456

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_34_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_34_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_34_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_34_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_457

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  • - Article XV. Miscellaneous - section 11 Marriage AmendmentSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_58_63

Only a union between one man and one woman may be a marriage valid in or recognized by this state and its political subdivisions. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_458

This state and its political subdivisions shall not create or recognize a legal status for relationships of unmarried individuals that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance or effect of marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_459

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  • - Title XXXI Domestic Relations - ChildrenSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_59_64

§ 3101.01. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_460

Persons who may be joined in marriage; minor to obtain consent; public policy of state concerning same-sex marriage and extension of certain benefits to nonmarital relationships. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_461

(A) ... A marriage may only be entered into by one man and one woman. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_462

... (B) ... (C) (1) Any marriage between persons of the same sex is against the strong public policy of this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_463

Any marriage between persons of the same sex shall have no legal force or effect in this state and, if attempted to be entered into in this state, is void ab initio and shall not be recognized by this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_464

(2) Any marriage entered into by persons of the same sex in any other jurisdiction shall be considered and treated in all respects as having no legal force or effect in this state and shall not be recognized by this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_465

(3) The recognition or extension by the state of the specific statutory benefits of a legal marriage to nonmarital relationships between persons of the same sex or different sexes is against the strong public policy of this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_466

Any public act, record, or judicial proceeding of this state, as defined in section 9.82 of the Revised Code, that extends the specific statutory benefits of legal marriage to nonmarital relationships between persons of the same sex or different sexes is void ab initio. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_467

Nothing in division (C)(3) of this section shall be construed to do either of the following: (a) Prohibit the extension of specific benefits otherwise enjoyed by all persons, married or unmarried, to nonmarital relationships between persons of the same sex or different sexes, including the extension of benefits conferred by any statute that is not expressly limited to married persons, which includes but is not limited to benefits available under Chapter 4117. of the Revised Code; (b) Affect the validity of private agreements that are otherwise valid under the laws of this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_468

(4) Any public act, record, or judicial proceeding of any other state, country, or other jurisdiction outside this state that extends the specific benefits of legal marriage to nonmarital relationships between persons of the same sex or different sexes shall be considered and treated in all respects as having no legal force or effect in this state and shall not be recognized by this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_469

Oklahoma Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_35

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Oklahoma Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_470

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_35_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_35_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_35_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_35_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_471

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  • - Article 2 Bill of rights - Section 35Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_60_65

A. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_472

Marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_473

Neither this Constitution nor any other provision of law shall be construed to require that marital status or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon unmarried couples or groups. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_474

B. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_475

A marriage between persons of the same gender performed in another state shall not be recognized as valid and binding in this state as of the date of the marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_476

C. Any person knowingly issuing a marriage license in violation of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_477

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  • - Title 43. Marriage and FamilySame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_61_66

§43-3.1. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_478

Recognition of marriage between persons of same gender prohibited. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_479

A marriage between persons of the same gender performed in another state shall not be recognized as valid and binding in this state as of the date of the marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_480

Oregon Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_36

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Oregon Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_481

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_36_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_36_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_36_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_36_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_482

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  • - Article XV MiscellaneousSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_62_67

Section 5a. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_483

Policy regarding marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_484

It is the policy of Oregon, and its subdivisions, that only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or legally recognized as a marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_485

Pennsylvania Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_37

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_486

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_37_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_37_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_37_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_37_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_487

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  • - Title 23 Domestic Relations - Chapter 17. Miscellaneous provisions relating to marriageSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_63_68

§ 1704. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_488

Marriage between persons of the same sex. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_489

It is hereby declared to be the strong and longstanding public policy of this Commonwealth that marriage shall be better one man and one woman. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_490

A marriage between persons of the same sex which was entered into in another state or foreign jurisdiction, even if valid where entered into, shall be void in this Commonwealth. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_491

Rhode Island Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_38

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Rhode Island Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_492

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_38_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_38_0_1
N/ASame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_38_1_0 YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_38_1_1

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  • Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_64_69

Section 15-1-1: Equal access to marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_493

Any person who otherwise meets the eligibility requirements of chapters 15-1 and 15-2 may marry any other eligible person regardless of gender. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_494

South Carolina Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_39

Main article: Same-sex marriage in South Carolina Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_495

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_39_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_39_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_39_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_39_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_496

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  • Article XVII Miscellaneous Matters, Section 15Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_65_70

A marriage between one man and one woman is the only lawful domestic union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_497

This State and its political subdivisions shall not create a legal status, right, or claim respecting any other domestic union, however denominated. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_498

This State and its political subdivisions shall not recognize or give effect to a legal status, right, or claim created by another jurisdiction respecting any other domestic union, however denominated. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_499

Nothing in this section shall impair any right or benefit extended by the State or its political subdivisions other than a right or benefit arising from a domestic union that is not valid or recognized in this State. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_500

This section shall not prohibit or limit parties, other than the State or its political subdivisions, from entering into contracts or other legal instruments. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_501

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  • - Title 20. Domestic Relations - Chapter 1. MarriageSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_66_71

Section 20-1-10. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_502

Persons who may contract matrimony. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_503

(A) All persons, except mentally incompetent persons and persons whose marriage is prohibited by this section, may lawfully contract matrimony. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_504

(B) No man shall marry his mother, grandmother, daughter, granddaughter, stepmother, sister, grandfather's wife, son's wife, grandson's wife, wife's mother, wife's grandmother, wife's daughter, wife's granddaughter, brother's daughter, sister's daughter, father's sister, mother's sister, or another man. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_505

(C) No woman shall marry her father, grandfather, son, grandson, stepfather, brother, grandmother's husband, daughter's husband, granddaughter's husband, husband's father, husband's grandfather, husband's son, husband's grandson, brother's son, sister's son, father's brother, mother's brother, or another woman. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_506

SECTION 20-1-15. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_507

Prohibition of same sex marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_508

A marriage between persons of the same sex is void ab initio and against the public policy of this State. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_509

South Dakota Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_40

Main article: Same-sex marriage in South Dakota Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_510

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_40_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_40_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_40_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_40_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_511

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  • - Article XXI Miscellaneous; Section 9. MarriageSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_67_72

Only marriage between a man and a woman shall be valid or recognized in South Dakota. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_512

The uniting of two or more persons in a civil union, domestic partnership, or other quasi-marital relationship shall not be valid or recognized in South Dakota. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_513

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  • - Title 25. Domestic relations - Chapter 01. Validity And Performance Of MarriagesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_68_73

25-1-1 Marriage defined—Consent and solemnization required. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_514

Marriage is a personal relation, between a man and a woman, arising out of a civil contract to which the consent of parties capable of making it is necessary. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_515

Consent alone does not constitute a marriage; it must be followed by a solemnization. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_516

25-1-38. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_517

Validity of marriages contracted outside state—Same-sex marriages excluded. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_518

Any marriage contracted outside the jurisdiction of this state, except a marriage contracted between two persons of the same gender, which is valid by the laws of the jurisdiction in which such marriage was contracted, is valid in this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_519

Tennessee Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_41

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Tennessee Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_520

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_41_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_41_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_41_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_41_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_521

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  • - Article XI. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONSSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_69_74

Section 18. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_522

Marital contract defined. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_523

The historical institution and legal contract solemnizing the relationship of one (1) man and one (1) woman shall be the only legally recognized marital contract in this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_524

Any policy or law or judicial interpretation, purporting to define marriage as anything other than the historical institution and legal contract between one (1) man and one (1) woman, is contrary to the public policy of this state and shall be void and unenforceable in Tennessee. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_525

If another state or foreign jurisdiction issues a license for persons to marry and if such marriage is prohibited in this state by the provisions of this section, then the marriage shall be void and unenforceable in this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_526

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  • - Title 36. Domestic Relations - Chapter 3. Marriage - Part 1. LicenseSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_70_75

36-3-113. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_527

Marriage between one man and one woman only legally recognized marital contract. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_528

(a) Tennessee's marriage licensing laws reinforce, carry forward, and make explicit the long-standing public policy of this state to recognize the family as essential to social and economic order and the common good and as the fundamental building block of our society. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_529

To that end, it is further the public policy of this state that the historical institution and legal contract solemnizing the relationship of one (1) man and one (1) woman shall be the only legally recognized marital contract in this state in order to provide the unique and exclusive rights and privileges to marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_530

(b) The legal union in matrimony of only one (1) man and one (1) woman shall be the only recognized marriage in this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_531

(c) Any policy, law or judicial interpretation that purports to define marriage as anything other than the historical institution and legal contract between one (1) man and one (1) woman is contrary to the public policy of Tennessee. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_532

(d) If another state or foreign jurisdiction issues a license for persons to marry, which marriages are prohibited in this state, any such marriage shall be void and unenforceable in this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_533

Texas Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_42

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Texas Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_534

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_42_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_42_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_42_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_42_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_535

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  • - Article 1. Bill of Rights - Section 32 - MarriageSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_71_76

(a) Marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_536

(b) This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_537

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  • - TITLE 1. The marriage relationshipSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_72_77

Chapter 2. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_538

The marriage relationship - Section 2.001. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_539

Marriage license. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_540

(a) A man and a woman desiring to enter into a ceremonial marriage must obtain a marriage license from the county clerk of any county of this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_541

(b) A license may not be issued for the marriage of persons of the same sex. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_542

Chapter 6. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_543

Suit for dissolution of marriage - Section 6.204. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_544

Recognition of same-sex marriage of union. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_545

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  • (a) In this section, "civil union" means any relationship status other than marriage that:Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_73_78
    • (1) is intended as an alternative to marriage or applies primarily to cohabitating persons; andSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_73_79
    • (2) grants to the parties of the relationship legal protections, benefits, or responsibilities granted to the spouses of a marriage.Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_73_80
  • (b) A marriage between persons of the same sex or a civil union is contrary to the public policy of this state and is void in this state.Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_73_81
  • (c) The state or an agency or political subdivision of the state may not give effect to a:Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_73_82
    • (1) public act, record, or judicial proceeding that creates, recognizes, or validates a marriage between persons of the same sex or a civil union in this state or in any other jurisdiction; orSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_73_83
    • (2) right or claim to any legal protection, benefit, or responsibility asserted as a result of a marriage between persons of the same sex or a civil union in this state or in any other jurisdiction.Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_73_84

Utah Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_43

Main article: same-sex marriage in Utah Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_546

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_43_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_43_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_43_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_43_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_547

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  • - Article 01. Declaration of RightsSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_74_85

Section 29. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_548

Marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_549

(1) Marriage consists only of the legal union between a man and a woman. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_550

(2) No other domestic union, however denominated, may be recognized as a marriage or given the same or substantially equivalent legal effect. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_551

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  • - Title 30. Husband and Wife - Chapter 01. MarriageSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_75_86

30-1-4.1. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_552

Marriage recognition policy. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_553

(1) (a) It is the policy of this state to recognize as marriage only the legal union of a man and a woman as provided in this chapter. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_554

(b) Except for the relationship of marriage between a man and a woman recognized pursuant to this chapter, this state will not recognize, enforce, or give legal effect to any law creating any legal status, rights, benefits, or duties that are substantially equivalent to those provided under Utah law to a man and a woman because they are married. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_555

(2) Nothing in Subsection (1) impairs any contract or other rights, benefits, or duties that are enforceable independently of this section. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_556

Vermont Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_44

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Vermont Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_557

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_44_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_44_0_1
N/ASame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_44_1_0 YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_44_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_558

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  • Title 15. Domestic Relations - Chapter 1. Civil MarriageSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_76_87

§ 8. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_559

Marriage definition. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_560

Marriage is the legally recognized union of two people. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_561

When used in this chapter or in any other statute, the word "marriage" shall mean a civil marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_562

Terms relating to the marital relationship or familial relationships shall be construed consistently with this section for all purposes throughout the law, whether in the context of statute, administrative or court rule, policy, common law, or any other source of civil law. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_563

Virginia Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_45

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Virginia Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_564

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_45_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_45_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_45_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_45_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_565

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  • - Article I. Bill of Rights - Section 15-A. Marriage.Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_77_88

That only a union between one man and one woman may be a marriage valid in or recognized by this Commonwealth and its political subdivisions. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_566

This Commonwealth and its political subdivisions shall not create or recognize a legal status for relationships of unmarried individuals that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance, or effects of marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_567

Nor shall this Commonwealth or its political subdivisions create or recognize another union, partnership, or other legal status to which is assigned the rights, benefits, obligations, qualities, or effects of marriage. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_568

Note: The Virginia Assembly repealed the statutory ban on same-sex marriage in March, 2020. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_569

Washington Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_46

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Washington Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_570

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_46_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_46_0_1
N/ASame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_46_1_0 YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_46_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_571

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  • - Title 26. Domestic relations - Chapter 04. MarriageSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_78_89

26.04.010. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_572

Marriage contract– Void marriages. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_573

(1) Marriage is a civil contract between two persons who have each attained the age of eighteen years, and who are otherwise capable. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_574

(3) Where necessary to implement the rights and responsibilities of spouses under the law, gender specific terms such as husband and wife used in any statute, rule, or other law must be construed to be gender neutral and applicable to spouses of the same sex. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_575

West Virginia Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_47

Main article: Same-sex marriage in West Virginia Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_576

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_47_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_47_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_47_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_47_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_577

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  • - Chapter 48. Domestic relations - Article 2. MarriageSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_79_90

§48-2-603. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_578

Certain acts, records, and proceedings not to be given effect in this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_579

A public act, record or judicial proceeding of any other state, territory, possession or tribe respecting a relationship between persons of the same sex that is treated as a marriage under the laws of the other state, territory, possession, or tribe, or a right or claim arising from such relationship, shall not be given effect by this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_580

Wisconsin Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_48

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Wisconsin Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_581

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Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_48_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_48_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_48_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_48_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_582

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  • - Article XIII. Miscellaneous provisionsSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_80_91

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  • Section 13. Marriage. Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state. A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized in this state.Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_81_92

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  • - Chapter 765. The Family Code (765-768)Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_82_93

765.001(2) Intent. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_583

- Extract: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_584

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  • ... Under the laws of this state, marriage is a legal relationship between 2 equal persons, a husband and wife, who owe to each other mutual responsibility and support....Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_83_94

765.01 A civil contract. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_585

Marriage, so far as its validity at law is concerned, is a civil contract, to which the consent of the parties capable in law of contracting is essential, and which creates the legal status of husband and wife. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_586

765.04 Marriage abroad to circumvent the laws. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_587

(1) If any person residing and intending to continue to reside in this state who is disabled or prohibited from contracting marriage under the laws of this state goes into another state or country and there contracts a marriage prohibited or declared void under the laws of this state, such marriage shall be void for all purposes in this state with the same effect as though it had been entered into in this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_588

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  • (3) No marriage shall be contracted in this state by a party residing and intending to continue to reside in another state or jurisdiction, if such marriage would be void if contracted in such other state or jurisdiction and every marriage celebrated in this state in violation of this provision shall be null and void.Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_84_95

765.30 Penalties. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_589

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  • (1) The following may be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than 9 months or both:Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_85_96
  • (a) Penalty for marriage outside the state to circumvent the laws. Any person residing and intending to continue to reside in this state who goes outside the state and there contracts a marriage prohibited or declared void under the laws of this state.Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_85_97

Wyoming Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_49

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Wyoming Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_590

Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_table_general_49

Ban declared unconstitutional?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_49_0_0 Legalized by state?Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_header_cell_49_0_1
YesSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_49_1_0 NoSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_cell_49_1_1

Texts: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_591

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  • - Title 20. Domestic relations - Chapter 1. Husband and wife - Article 1. Creation of marriageSame-sex marriage law in the United States by state_item_86_98

20-1-101. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_592

Marriage a civil contract. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_593

Marriage is a civil contract between a male and a female person to which the consent of the parties capable of contracting is essential. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_594

20-1-111. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_595

Foreign marriages. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_596

All marriage contracts which are valid by the laws of the country in which contracted are valid in this state. Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_sentence_597

See also Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state_section_50

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