Archived from the original PDF on December 13, Ina pair of economists at Emory University tied the passage of state bans on same-sex marriage in the US to an increase in the rates of HIV infection. A marriage between persons of the same sex will not be recognized for any purpose in this state even when valid where contracted. Archived from the original on May 30, A marriage between a man and a woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state. Certain acts, records, and proceedings not to be given effect in this state.
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Gay Marriage Around the World
Retrieved October 12, Archived from the original on March 4, But, as you know, courts have always been strategic. Opponents of same-sex marriage have worked to prevent individual states from recognizing same-sex unions by attempting to amend the United States Constitution to restrict marriage to heterosexual unions. Only a union between one man and one woman may be a marriage valid in or recognized by this state and its political subdivisions. Statute bans same-sex marriage, recognition of out of state same-sex marriages, contractual rights granted by virtue of the marriage, and any same-sex relationships.
Windsor striking down the law barring federal recognition of same-sex marriage gave significant impetus to the progress of lawsuits that challenged state bans on same-sex marriage in federal court. Retrieved November 14, More frequently it came as the result of the decisions of federal courts. Judge Legalizes Gay Marriage in Alabama, But Not Yet The federal judge who struck down Alabama's laws banning same-sex marriage reaffirmed her decision Thursday evening, but delayed its implementation. The legal records on marriage and divorce belong to the states.