In addition to allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt, the legislation sets the legal age of marriage at 18 and eliminates the existing requirement that couples who want to marry must first submit to a medical exam. Validity of foreign marriages a All marriages contracted outside this state which would be valid by the laws of the state or country in which the marriages were consummated and in which the parties then actually resided shall be valid in all the courts in this state. Gay marriage bans increase HIV infections". Only a marriage between a male and female person shall be recognized and given effect in this state. Prior tosame-sex marriage was not performed or recognized in any U. More frequently it came as the result of the decisions of federal courts.
Marriage is inherently a unique relationship between a man and a woman.
Its fate will be decided by the Supreme Court decision due by June. Prior tosame-sex marriage was not performed or recognized in any U. Retrieved July 19,
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