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The decision prompts the state to enact a law in allowing gay and lesbian couples to enter into civil unions. Social Security Number: If you have a social security number, you are required to provide it. Denver Post.
All civil unions legally contracted outside of New Hampshire shall be recognized as marriages by the state of New Hampshire. Common-law marriage Israel 6.
He identified himself as part of a "silent majority" of non-radicals unrepresented in media depictions of gay and lesbian life and criticized the gay community for identifying homosexuality with sexual behavior. Retrieved February 21, June 26, - The Supreme Court rejects parts of DOMA in colorado approves same sex unions throughout time in Alabama decision, dismissing an appeal over same-sex marriage on jurisdictional grounds and ruling same-sex spouses legally married in a state may receive federal benefits.
Nelsona Minnesota case filed by a gay couple seeking to marry, "for want of a substantial federal question. On March 24, having obtained marriage licenses, they asked that their suit be dismissed. Hundreds of small cities and towns throughout the country rely significantly on fines to fund their budgets.
March 14, - A federal preliminary injunction is ordered against Tennessee's ban on recognizing same-sex marriages from other states.
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May 17, - Massachusetts legalizes same-sex marriage, the first state in the United States to do so. These final eight counties began issuing marriage certificates to all couples on August 29,