Recognition of same-sex unions in Colorado Recognition of same-sex unions in Texas Recognition of same-sex unions in Florida. Connecticut Statutes Selected Statutes: Latest Posts. You agree to receive occasional updates and special offers for The New York Times's products and services. The decision is the first by a federal appeals court to uphold the bans. All civil unions in the state are converted to marriages. Since that time, many states have taken actions to clearly define marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman and others have allowed same-sex couples to marry.
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The decision emphasized the dominance of state law defining marriage and required the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages granted under state law. All couples are treated equally. Effective November 12, You should keep in mind, however, that each Town Hall sets its own hours, and you may not be served quickly if you show up five minutes before closing time.
On May 15,the California Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples should have the right to marry.