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Gay Marriage Laws in Illinois

In Illinois, gay rights are receiving some consideration by the courts. There are currently no laws in Illinois that pertain to civil unions. In fact, civil unions are neither legal
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Gay Marriage Laws in Alabama

Gay marriage news has been more prevalently covered by the media. In fact, the LGBT community has been more widely accepted by society for quite some time. However, gay marriage
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Gay Marriage Laws in Connecticut

The nationwide gay marriage debate  was partially answered by a civil union law passed in 2005, in Connecticut. Gay marriage issues were highly publicized at that time and Connecticut became
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Gay Marriage Laws in Delaware

State laws in Delaware currently oppose gay marriage. However, a bill that would have banned gay marriage in Delaware was defeated in 2009.  Currently, there is no legal recognition for
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Gay Marriage Laws in District of Columbia

In 2009, the District of Columbia passed a law that legally allows for same sex marriage. In fact, couples have
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Gay Marriage Laws in Florida

In Florida, gay marriage is not legally allowed because the state has statues that define marriage as a union between
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Gay Marriage Laws in Georgia

In Georgia, gay marriage is not legally recognized. In 2004, Georgia passed the Defence of Marriage Act which has also
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What You Should Know About State Marriage Laws

In addition, same sex marriages could not be recognized no matter where they took place. No same sex union would
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Gay Marriage Laws in Alaska

When Alaska finally determined that state and local benefits must also apply to same sex partners in 2005, they began
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Gay Marriage Laws in Arizona

While many people have arguments against gay marriage , the residents of Arizona disagreed with many of those arguments. Arizona Proposition 107 was supported and proposed by those that have
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