By Temma Ehrenfeld
Christel de Vries, a Dutch outsourcing manager for Accenture, sealed her love for her female partner twice: once in 2001 in Amsterdam under Dutch law and again in 2007 in a civil union in New Jersey. Yet under U.S. federal law, she isn't married -- and that is creating obstacles in her divorce.
The 1996 Defense of Marriage Act rejected federal recognition of same-sex marriages in the United States and abroad and declared that no state need recognize a same-sex marriage in.
A bill that would repeal New Hampshire’s 2009 law legalizing same-sex marriage would also allow two citizens of either sex to enter into a civil union — even siblings. New Hampshire Republican state Rep. David Bates, the sponsor of ... Read Post
If public officials conclude that the Garden State's civil union law has failed to provide same-sex couples with the same legal protections as marriage (which is pretty much what they've already found), 58.5% of New Jersey residents... Read Post