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  A Primer on Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions, Domestic Partnerships, and Defense of Marriage Acts
The most significant difference between marriage and civil unions (or domestic partnerships) is that only marriage offers federal benefits and protections.
Because civil unions and domestic partnerships are not federally recognized, any benefits available at the state or local level are subject to federal taxation.
The amendment would define marriage as the union of a man and a woman and could be used to overrule state or local protections for same-sex couples and their children.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Liechtenstein   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The Principality of Liechtenstein (German: F├╝rstentum Liechtenstein) is a tiny, landlocked state in Western Europe, bordered by Switzerland to its west and by Austria to its east.
Liechtenstein participates in a customs union with Switzerland and employs the Swiss franc as national currency.
The country's rails are administered by the Austrian Federal Railways as part of the route between Feldkirch, Austria, and Buchs SG, Switzerland.
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 Top20Andorra.com - Your Top20 Guide to Andorra!
From 1936 to 1940, a French detachment was garrisoned in Andorra to prevent influences of the Spanish Civil War and Franco's Spain.
In 1958, Andorra declared peace with Germany, having been forgotten on the Treaty of Versailles and remaining legally at war.
Andorra is not a full member of the European Union, but enjoys a special relationship with it, for example it is treated as an EU member for trade in manufactured goods (no tariffs) and as a non-EU member for agricultural products.
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 NMRC Scholars and Experts
George S. Ake is Program Manager at the Capital Wireless Integrated Network (CapWIN) project where he is responsible for overall coordination of a project to implement an integrated voice and mobile data network for transportation and public safety in the Washington D.C. region.
She also worked as a regulatory officer at the International Telecommunication Union in Geneva, Switzerland, where she wrote the working document for the negotiations among Central American countries for the harmonization of telecommunications regulation in the region.
García-Murillo is currently on sabbatical as a visiting scholar at the Internet and Telecommunications Convergence Center at M.I.T. She has an M.S. in Economics and a Ph.D. in Political Economy and Public Policy from the University of Southern California.
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 Digital Libraries - Digital Collections - Academic Info
It covers the three key decades in the growth of opposition to apartheid rule, a period when the African National Congress (ANC), fl consciousness, and other resistance movements were very active.
Approximately forty periodical titles have been selected from a very comprehensive list, with a view to presenting not only a wide spectrum of political views published during these years, but also a diversity of subjects such as trade unions, religion, health, culture, and gender.
jake does this by managing online resource metadata with a database union list, title authority control, and linking tools, as well as making it easy to add a local holdings layer.
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 Family Chronicle - Full Index
Civil War - Confederate 1890 Special Census Schedule
Civil War - Confederate Prisoner of War Records
Civil War Records - Grand Army of the Republic
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