Pat McCrory won't sign a bill that would have allowed magistrates to opt out of performing weddings if they have religious objections. Marriage a civil contract. Rights and responsibilities of marriages in the United States. Hodges ] and its potential applicability to American Samoa, and will provide comment when it is completed. Retrieved November 2, Archived from the original on October 26,
Passed by the Council of the District of Columbia.
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Updated June 19, The governor can allow bills to become law without his signature. One study surveyed more than 1, lesbian, gay and bisexual adults across the nation and found that respondents from the 25 states that have outlawed same-sex marriage had the highest reports of " minority stress "—the chronic social stress that results from minority-group stigmatization—as well as general psychological distress. Marriage is a personal relation, between a man and a woman, arising out of a civil contract to which the consent of parties capable of making it is necessary. Equal access to marriage. The consent of the parties is essential.
Shortly after winning the electionPresident Donald Trump said he's "fine" with same-sex marriage and believes it to be settled law: Same-sex unions in the United States. Marriages licensed between December 20,and January 6, Retrieved March 24, Marriage, recognition thereof, between persons of the same sex prohibited.