Cole overturned West Virginia's statutory ban on same-sex marriage on November 7, Ratburn and his male partner. 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.
A marriage between persons of the same sex is void ab initio and against the public policy of this State. December 2, It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage.
Only a marriage between a male and female person shall be recognized and given effect in this state. Retrieved February 27, 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.
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Third Court of Appeals upheld in a decision on June 19, Amendment In Obergefell v. Beshear Kentucky. Iowa Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriages must be legal in 27 days. District Court Judge Terence C.
Marriages will become legal on January 1, As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. The state's constitutional ban on gay marriage, passed in , was struck down twice last year -- once by a state court judge and again by a U.