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Old 06-13-2003, 05:21 PM
urban1a urban1a is offline
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Gay marriage and US acceptance

Since it is now legal in Canada (at least Ontario) for same sex marriages to take place, I was wondering about any requirements of the US to recognize these marriages.

For instance, if a couple from Canada (legally married there) were to move to the US, is the US obligated (by some sort of treaty) to recognize that marriage here? I don't know how detailed treaties are and whether they even mention marriage.

If yes, is this recognition a sort of 'back door' approach to gay marriages (which I am in favor of) here?

"Senator, when you took you oath of office, you placed your hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. You did not place your hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible."


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