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Some 7, companies were offering spousal benefits to same-sex couples as of Rochester, N. Recognized when performed elsewhere. That decision, he noted, was based upon the fact that California once allowed gays and lesbians to marry, and then took away the right. The Human Rights Campaignthe largest LGBT rights organization in the United States, states that "many same-sex couples want the right to legally marry because they are in love — many, in fact, have spent the last 10, 20 or 50 years with that person — and they want to honor their relationship in the greatest way our society has to offer, by making a public commitment to stand together in good times and bad, through all the joys and challenges family life brings.
Civil rights campaigning in support of marriage without distinction as to sex or sexual orientation began in the s. October 21,
Civil unions provide the same rights, benefits, and obligations of marriage at the state level, while reciprocal beneficiary relationships provide a more limited set of rights. Supreme Court in United States v. Same-sex unions in the United States.
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Accept Read More. The Denver Post July 11 : A— What resulted from all that democracy, they reasoned, was a patchwork nation in which couples' marital status changed as they crossed state lines. Rather than assert judicial power they do not have, Roberts said, the court need not have forced the issue.
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