A Review of the Year in Family Law: 'Same-Sex' Marriage Issues Dominate Headlines
Posted: 3 Aug 2017
Date Written: August 1, 2017
This article provides a brief review of pertinent cases in family law for reporting year 2003-2004, which may be remembered as the year in which one state officially recognized same-sex marriage. Two other state courts found there to be no violation of constitutional rights by laws denying same-sex marriage. A federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman passed Congress, and thirteen states passed constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage. More than forty states have enacted the Defense of Marriage Act, which passed it's first "federal" test this year.
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