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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Alison M.
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-25T15:21:47Z
dc.date.available2020-11-25T15:21:47Z
dc.date.issued2010-08-18
dc.identifier.other1637639
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/78241
dc.description.abstract[Excerpt] This report discusses The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and legal challenges to it. It reviews legal principles applied to determine the validity of a marriage contracted in another state and surveys the various approaches employed by states to enable or to prevent same-sex marriage. This report also examines House and Senate resolutions introduced in previous Congresses proposing a constitutional amendment and limiting federal courts’ jurisdiction to hear or determine any question pertaining to the interpretation of DOMA.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectsame-sex marriage
dc.subjectThe Defense of Marriage Act
dc.subjectfederal law
dc.subjectCongress
dc.subjectlegality
dc.titleSame-Sex Marriages: Legal Issues
dc.typeunassigned
dc.description.legacydownloadsSame_Sex_Marriages_Legal_Issues.pdf: 724 downloads, before Oct. 1, 2020.
local.authorAffiliationSmith, Alison M.: Congressional Research Service


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