Same-Sex Marriages: Legal Issues

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This report discusses Defense of Marriage Act (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 enable or to prevent same-sex marriage. The report also examines House and Senate resolutions introduced in previous Congresses proposing a constitutional amendment and limiting federal courts' jurisdiction to hear or determine any question pertaining to the interpretation of DOMA.

Creator(s): Smith, Alison M.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: June 8, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Smith, Alison M.

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: June 8, 2012
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United States
Description:

This report discusses Defense of Marriage Act (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 enable or to prevent same-sex marriage. The report also examines House and Senate resolutions introduced in previous Congresses proposing a constitutional amendment and limiting federal courts' jurisdiction to hear or determine any question pertaining to the interpretation of DOMA.

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36 pages.

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