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Accession Number PB2013-109984
Title Same-Sex Marriages: Legal Issues, November 5, 2012.
Publication Date Nov 2012
Media Count 36p
Personal Author A. M. Smith
Abstract This report discusses DOMA and legal challenges to it. It reviews legal principles applied to determine the validity of a marriage contracted in another state and surveys the various approaches employed by states to address same-sex marriage. It also examines previous Congressional resolutions proposing a constitutional amendment and limiting federal courts jurisdiction to hear or determine any question pertaining to the interpretation of DOMA.
Keywords Arizona
Benefits
California
Congress
Defense of Marriage Act(DOMA)
Eligibility
Homosexuality
Legislation
Marital status
Marriage
Massachusetts
New Jersey
Payment
Reporting
Same-sex marriage


 
Source Agency Congressional Research Service
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
70D - Personnel Management, Labor Relations & Manpower Studies
Corporate Author Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1322
Contract Number N/A

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