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  Civil union - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Civil unions were introduced in Denmark by law of June 7th, 1989, the world's first such law.
The controversial civil unions law enacted in Vermont in 2000 was passed as a response to the Vermont Supreme Court ruling in Baker v.
Civil unions can be dissolved in Vermont family court in exactly the same manner as divorce of married couples: as of July 2002, four such unions had been so dissolved.
open-encyclopedia.com /Civil_union   (1877 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Union (American Civil War)
The American Civil War was fought in North America from 1861 until 1865 between the United States of America – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession.
The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the northern states, popularly referred to as the Union, the north, or the Yankees; and the seceding southern states, commonly referred to as the Confederate States of America, the Confederacy, the south, or the Rebels.
Union forces in the East attempted to maneuver past Lee and fought several battles during that phase of the Eastern campaign: the Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, and Cold Harbor.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Union-(American-Civil-War)   (996 words)

  
 Vermont Civil Union FAQ's
Civil union status is available to two persons of the same sex who are not related to one another.
The mandatory language in the civil union chapter is the same as the mandatory language in the marriage chapter.
Parties to a civil union will have all the same benefits, protections and responsibilities under Vermont law as are granted to spouses in a marriage, and will be responsible for the support of one another to the same degree and in the same manner as prescribed under law for married persons.
www.vermontcivilunion.com /union/faq.html   (1561 words)

  
 Vermont Secretary of State - Civil Unions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Once the civil union license is certified and returned to the town clerk, the town clerk records the certificate in the permanent records of the town.
A copy of the civil union certificate received from the town clerk, the commissioner of health or the director of public records shall be presumptive evidence of the civil union in all courts.
Parties to a civil union may modify the terms, conditions, or effects of their civil union in the same manner and to the same extent as parties to a marriage.
www.sec.state.vt.us /otherprg/civilunions/civilunions.html   (1750 words)

  
 HOMOSEXUAL (SAME-SEX) MARRIAGES IN VERMONT
If the civil union is not successful, then they can apply for a divorce from a Vermont court, just as a heterosexual married couple do.
A Vermont civil union does not give a same-sex couples any of the benefits, protections and responsibilities that are granted by the federal government to married spouses.
Craig Bensen, a pastor and lobbyist who actively opposed civil unions, said: "I anticipate that if there were an attempt to do Massachusetts-style marriage that the public would be heavily favored to maintain the status quo." He was unsuccessful in running for the state Senate as a Republican.
www.religioustolerance.org /hom_mar8.htm   (3262 words)

  
 Gay News From 365Gay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bush, said he continues to support a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as a union of a man and a woman, because he is concerned about what "activist judges" will do without clear guidelines.
The president said he would leave the issue of civil unions to the states, but said he also would not be opposed to granting some of the federal rights and responsibilities of marriage to gay couples.
“Civil unions are a government endorsement of homosexuality,” fumed Robert Knight, director of the Culture and Family Institute.
www.365gay.com /newscon04/10/102604bushMarr.htm   (701 words)

  
 Civil War Prisons
In the very beginning of the Civil War, prisoners of war were exchanged right on the battlefield, a private for a private, a sergeant for a sergeant and a captain for a captain.
On July 18, 1862, Major General John A. Dix of the Union Army met with the Confederate representative, Major General Daniel H. Hill, and a cartel was drafted providing for the parole and exchange of prisoners.
The Union used the Alton, Ill., and the Columbus, Ohio, penitentiaries for prisoners, and the Confederate cavalryman, John Morgan, escaped from the latter.
www.civilwarhome.com /prisons.htm   (544 words)

  
 Partners Task Force - Civil Unions: The Vermont Approach
Civil union partners tended to be highly educated, with 63 percent having completed at least four years of college.
Civil union couples also have the right to dissolve their unions through a “dissolution” process in Family Court.
Civil unions do not have any legal weight in the federal sphere, and reactions from various states has been erratic — usually dismissing them as invalid.
www.buddybuddy.com /d-p-verm.html   (2970 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | NZ recognises same-sex unions
The Civil Union Bill, which passed by 65 votes to 55, also recognises unions between men and women who do not want to marry.
"Civil union offers an alternative to those [couples] unable to marry or who prefer not to marry," he said.
Conservation Minister Chris Carter, who is planning a civil union with his partner Peter Kaiser as soon as the law takes effect, told parliament that history was being created.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/4081089.stm   (395 words)

  
 Civil Union Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The recent debates about civil unions show that there are no objectively justifiably reasons for treating married and (same-sex) civil union relationships differently.
This Bill is a smokescreen which tries to undermine the measures taken to remove the discrimination against gay and lesbian couples.
The promoters of the Bill are simply trying to, once again, raise the arguments about the differences between heterosexual and homosexual relationships that were firmly rejected by our Parliament when it passed the Civil Union Act.
www.civilunions.org.nz   (447 words)

  
 Civil War - Union - Women
Although Tubman is best known for her work with the Underground Railroad prior to the Civil War, Peake, Studies in Intelligence 49, no. 1 (2005), notes that she "also served as a Union scout or spy in South Carolina through most of the war....
It is not clear just how she came to serve the Union Army in the Sea Islands off South Carolina and Georgia, but records show that she was working out of Beaufort, South Carolina, in May 1862.
Union troops mounted expeditions from the Islands and Tubman did the preliminary scouting.
intellit.muskingum.edu /civwar_folder/civwarunwomen.html   (652 words)

  
 American Civil War ID Tags, Reenactors Collectible, Replica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
For a very affordable price, re-enactors, history buffs, military enthusiasts and family members wishing to honor their Civil War-era ancestors can own a living memorial to the men who served in the only war fought by Americans on American soil.
Civil War I.D. Tags make great gifts and are musts for re-enactors who want to be authentic right down to the smallest detail.
Visit our history section to learn how individual Civil War soldiers solved the problem of identifying themselves in the event that they would be killed in battle.
www.memorialbrass.com   (235 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Sound of shifting ground   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Any doubt about broad British acceptance of civil unions, which give the same legal rights as marriage does, was dispelled by London's tabloid press, which prides itself on having a finger on the nation's pulse.
In polls, most Americans oppose gay marriage but are far more accepting of civil unions, sometimes with a slim majority.
A handful of states accept or are considering allowing civil partnerships; others have moved in the opposite direction.
www.usatoday.com /news/opinion/editorials/2005-12-21-civil-union-edit_x.htm   (406 words)

  
 Women in the Civil War
In Nurse and Spy in the Union Army, 1865, which is subtitled The Adventures and Experiences of a Woman in Hospitals, Camps, and Battle-Fields, the author chronicles her adventures and escapades as she gathers information and nurses the wounded.
During the Civil War, Union soldiers liberated Williams and she spent the remainder of the war as a paid servant of the Union Army.
This is the only complete collection of letters from a Civil War woman soldier from the time of her enlistment until her death in 1863.
userpages.aug.com /captbarb/femvets2.html   (1356 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / Local / Mass. / Civil union law sought
Under pressure to respond to the Supreme Judicial Court's decision on gay marriage, Governor Mitt Romney and a top House lawmaker said yesterday that they believe the justices would be satisfied if lawmakers craft a civil union statute that grants many of the benefits of marriage but does not legally sanction same-sex marriage.
Talking with reporters outside his office, Romney said that the justices, by giving lawmakers 180 days to carry out their ruling, gave state legislators a window to put in place "a civil union type" statute.
Proponents of gay marriage contend that civil unions represent "separate but unequal" status for same-sex couples because marriages are likely to be recognized by other states, and many of the benefits of civil unions would stop at the Massachusetts border.
www.boston.com /news/local/massachusetts/articles/2003/11/20/civil_union_law_sought   (1181 words)

  
 Military & Pension Records for Union Civil War Veterans
In it he stated simply that his father was a Civil War veteran, along with the date of birth and date of death for his father.
Here is some of the information I have gotten from these papers: state marriage records, lists of children and their births, lists of siblings, birth/death dates and places for the soldier, his wife and sometimes their parents.
This packet was by far the most informational, because they had to prove that they were his wife and children, etc. The papers were full of birthdates, places, affidavits, etc. So for the genealogical researcher, the amount of information in a pension file of this type is much more plentiful.
www.oz.net /~cyndihow/pensions.htm   (3140 words)

  
 HOMOSEXUAL (SAME-SEX) MARRIAGES - All sides to the issue
It was only after the civil war that African-Americans were allowed to marry in all areas of the U.S. It was only after a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1967 that mixed race couples could marry anywhere in the U.S. But, until recently, same-sex couples could not marry anywhere in the world.
The legislators of the state of Vermont set up such a civil union system which went into effect in mid-2000.
On 2003-SEP-19, bill AB 205 was signed into law in State of California to set up a system of domestic partnership which is very similar to the civil unions in Vermont.
www.religioustolerance.org /hom_marr.htm   (1363 words)

  
 Vermont Secretary of State - Municipal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
To obtain Marriage and Civil Union records please contact the Division of Vital Statistics at the Vermont Department of Health (802) 863-7275 or (800) 439-5008 (toll free in VT only).
Vermont’s civil union law requires the Secretary of State’s office to provide town clerks with a publication to give to people who apply for a civil union licenses.
This pamphlet includes information about the benefits, protections and responsibilities of a civil union and it points out that Vermont residency is required for dissolution of a Vermont civil union.
www.sec.state.vt.us /municipal/civil_mar.htm   (314 words)

  
 Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders -- Equal Justice Under Law
"Civil unions establish separation for the sake of separation, exclusion for the sake of exclusion.
GLAD has announced the publication of Connecticut Civil Unions, a booklet for couples who might consider a civil union, for lawyers who might advise them, and for anyone interested in civil unions as a public policy or legal matter.
Civil unions have been available to same sex couples in Connecticut since October 1, 2005.
www.glad.org   (1208 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - American Civil Liberties Union (Social Reform) - Encyclopedia
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), nonpartisan organization devoted to the preservation and extension of the basic rights set forth in the U.S. Constitution.
Since its founding, the ACLU has participated directly or indirectly in almost every major civil liberties case contested in American courts.
Among these are the so-called Scopes monkey trial in Tennessee (1925), the Sacco-Vanzetti case (1920s), the federal court test (1933) that ended the censorship of James Joyce's Ulysses, and the landmark Brown v.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/A/AmerCLU.html   (278 words)

  
 Generalizations regarding the U. S. Army Uniform of the Civil War
The uniform worn by the U.S. Army during the Civil War of 1861-1865 developed over a long period of time and is the result of many different traditions and influences.
Plans for additional purchases ran afoul of domestic politics and the tendency for the French uniforms to be cut too small for Americans.
Other European powers, such as Austria or the German states, seem to hold very little interest among Americans who did not feel that the military culture of these countries were worthy of imitation.
members.tripod.com /howardlanham/general.html   (1005 words)

  
 Gratiot Street Prison
During the Civil War Gratiot Street Military Prison was operated in St. Louis, Missouri by the Union army.
Across the street was the home of Judge Harrison, a southern-sympathizing family that, nevertheless, were friends of James O. Broadhead, the Union Provost Marshal General who is reported as having said that every damned abolitionist in the country ought to be hung.
May 31, 1861 his medical college building was searched for munitions, the building confiscated by the Federal government, and remained under Union military control for the remainder of the war.
www.civilwarstlouis.com /Gratiot/gratiot.htm   (1397 words)

  
 Civil War Prison Point Lookout
If your are interested in how I came to develop this web page and links to other prison camp web pages go to the civil war history page.
A federal prison camp for Confederates was built on Point Lookout, Maryland, at the extreme tip of St. Mary's County, on the barren peninsula where the Potomac River joins Chesapeake Bay.
The camp was convenient to the battlefields in the East and therefore became the largest Union prison.
home.jam.rr.com /rjcourt52/cwprisons/lookoutn.htm   (660 words)

  
 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
In 1866, Union Veterans of the Civil War organized into the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) and became a social and political force that would control the destiny of the nation for more than six decades.
In 1925 the SV name was changed to Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW), under which its federal charter was issued in 1954.
It is intended to provide information regarding the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, the Grand Army of the Republic, and the Civil War.
suvcw.org   (699 words)

  
 Union & Confederate Officer's Jackets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It was in 1862 that the Union Army made strict rules about uniforms.
When the Civil War started in 1861, the Confederate Army did not have one style of uniform for all soldiers.
That is the color the Union soldiers wore so there was a lot of confusion.
www2.lhric.org /pocantico/civilwar/uniforms.htm   (395 words)

  
 West Virginia in the Civil War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Some exciting war experiences related by Civil War veterans to reporters of the Ironton Register in the 1880s.
West Virginia became the 35th state of the Union on June 20, 1863.
Created in the midst of the Civil War, West Virginia provided to the Union Army 31,872 regular army troops, 133 sailors and marines, and 196 United States Colored Troops, during that terrible conflict of 1861-1865.
www.wvcivilwar.com   (226 words)

  
 ST. LOUIS PUBLIC LIBRARY: PREMIER LIBRARY SOURCES
Sections on each Missouri Union military organization in existence during 1864 usually includes a list of officers of the unit by company, plus an "Historical Memorandum" which recounts the activities of the regiment for the past year by company.
Includes for some Missouri Union militia organizations a list of small arms furnished to or turned in by one or more companies of the organization during the past year.
Listings of Missouri Civil War military organizations, with historical sketches and determinations as to whether men of a particular organization were eligible for post-war military pensions and benefits.
www.slpl.lib.mo.us /libsrc/mocivilwar.htm   (2343 words)

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