New Zealand (and others?) allows civil unions for both same and opposite sex couples. As I understand it, it’s pretty much the same as marriage in everything but name.
If someone in a opposite sex civil union came to the US, could they legally marry someone else without getting a divorce (or whatever it’s called) from the civil union? I’m just picking on opposite sex because it seems more likely to happen since every state has opposite sex marriage but I guess the same question applies to someone in a same sex civil union in another country.
I guess the real question is: Do marriage licenses literally ask about previous “marriages” or do they have more vague “marriage or similar relationship” kind of words?