States where gay marriage is neither legal nor banned. The long-dividing topic of abortion clearly shows how there is a difference between what Americans think should be legal and what they think is moral. Performed in the Netherlands proper, including the Caribbean Netherlands. Andrew Cuomo signs a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, making the Empire State the sixth in the nation to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed.
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The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act consists of 10 sections addressing formalities of creation, rights and protections in recognition, and dissolution. She left the decision to the individual county clerk but made her own interpretation clear: "the Lee decision, along with the federal court decisions noted above, should be persuasive as you evaluate whether to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples".
What that means for Illinois, which did not abolish civil unions in favor of marriage but decided to permit both, is not clear. Louis metro area to issue same-sex marriage licenses. But what does it mean for civil unions?
The benefits include health insurance, life insurance and family leave benefits allowed by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. Hodges decision simply integrated itself in a process of liberalization of attitudes towards gay marriage that in Summer was already underway, given that the opinion polls showed that a solid majority of Americans favoured same-sex marriage.
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