Marriage Law

Gay Marriage Laws in Different Parts of the Country

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There is a huge controversy in every country as to whether legalize same-sex marriage or not. Lesbian and gay face the same kind of problems everywhere. They fight for their legal rights which cannot be snatched away in the name of laws. The laws for gay marriage differ from state to state in the US. For example, the State of Alabama does not permit same-sex marriage. It says that a marriage contracted between individuals of the same sex is not valid in this part of the country. The state of Alaska, Arizona, and Arkansas also has the same legal procedures and has banned the same-sex marriage. Gay marriage laws are even stricter in other parts of the country. However, the court of California has officially passed the verdict that the right to marry in California is equally extendable to all irrespective of the gender of the bride and groom involved in the marriage.

There are possibly no new marriage laws passed in any of the states and most people are against such motions. They generally believe that it’s an act against nature and should not be continued. New marriage laws do not support such factor because of the recent scientific studies which reveal that the probability of getting anal cancer and other such diseases is more in the case of same-sex marriage. District of Columbia accepts gay marriages that take place in other states. However, it must be reviewed by Congress before approval.

The State of Hawaii has even passed a gay marriage constitution that bans same-sex marriage. This state particularly has some laws which give legal rights to gay relationships. These rights are given to protect the interest of such gay partners and lesbians. A constitutional amendment was passed in the State of Kentucky in the year 2004 banning same-sex marriage. Maryland has a traditional law that is 33 years old which upholds the verdict that marriage is a union between a man and a woman. It strictly prohibits gay marriage. The state of Mississippi also passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. The court officials and the politicians are strictly in favor of banning such kinds of marriages in these places.

There might be a great relief for gay lovers as the State of New Hampshire has approved gay marriage through its new marriage laws that are effective from January 1, 2010. States like New Jersey, New Mexico, and New Carolina do not have any law that prohibits gay marriages. There are no special constitutional amendments against these people. The state officials give varied reasons to ban gay marriage. These couples have to face stricter economic challenges when compared with normal couples. There are a lot more difficulties and obstacles to be crossed and it might make their life pathetic. This also becomes a religious issue at times and it becomes highly unbearable. Hence, experts are of the opinion that it is better to live with nature and not acting against it.

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