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35 "marriage law" Tagged Articles


Friday, Oct. 1st, 2021

Perez v. Sharp: The 1948 Win for Interracial Marriage that Changed Everything

In 1948, an interracial couple in California challenged the state's anti-miscegenation laws and won. The Perez v Sharp case ended a state ban on interracial ...
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Thursday, Sep. 16th, 2021

How Old Do You Have To Be To Get Married In Each State?

Learn the legal age for marriage in each state and US territory, with links to relevant marriage laws for underage and child marriage, including requirements...
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Thursday, May. 27th, 2021

Connecticut legislators vote on removing race designation from marriage license

Connecticut lawmakers will vote on removing race designation from the state’s marriage license. House Bill 6665, HB6665
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Wednesday, Apr. 21st, 2021

Missouri legislators debate whether marriages must be solemnized, may replace marriage licenses with ‘contracts of domestic union’

Proposed legislation pending in the Missouri House could replace marriage licenses with contracts of domestic union, and eliminate the need for a wedding cer...
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Saturday, Apr. 17th, 2021

Wedding venues are turning away same-sex couples: A look at current laws and changing attitudes

Wedding venues in North Carolina and Ohio refused service to same-sex couples. We look at current protections for first amendment rights and religion, LGBTQ+...
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Thursday, Apr. 15th, 2021

Will commercial wedding chapels still be allowed to issue marriage licenses in Nevada?

The Nevada Assembly is discussing the repeal of provisions that allow commercial wedding chapels to issue marriage licenses, potentially reducing the locatio...
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Thursday, Mar. 18th, 2021

The Advocate Interviews Jim Obergefell About Marriage Equality Today

Jim Obergefell talks about marriage equality with The Advocate magazine's podcast LGBTQ&A, ahead of the six year anniversary of the Obergefell v Hodges same-...
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Thursday, Mar. 18th, 2021

Japan Court Rules Same-Sex Marriage Ban is Unconstitutional

In a landmark decision, a District Court in Japan ruled the government's same-sex marriage ban violated Article 14 of the country's constitution, making it u...
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