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Names Under United Kingdom law, a person is entitled to adopt such first names or surname as he or she wishes.
Marriage Pursuant to United Kingdom law, marriage is defined as the voluntary union between a man and a woman, sex for that purpose being determined by biological criteria (chromosomal, gonadal and genital, without regard to any surgical intervention): Corbett v.
The applicant invokes Article 14 of the Convention referring to the alleged legal situation where a rape committed by a man against her would be punished by a lighter penalty compared to cases of rape against a woman born as such.
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  Legal consequences of marriage in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of legal consequences of marriage in the United Kingdom, as of 2004.
Wills (unless made in contemplation of marriage) are revoked on marriage.
No inheritance tax is payable on an estate inherited by the surviving spouse in a marriage.
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 Marriage - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Since the 12th century, marriage or holy matrimony has been a sacrament in the Catholic Church, as well as other Orthodoxes, where it is defined as a relationship between a man and a woman (although same-sex marriage is legal in some countries and states).
Legally sanctioned marriages are generally conducted between heterosexual couples, although there are countries that recognize same-sex marriage, including The Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, and recently in Spain; in the United States same-sex marriage is recognized in the state of Massachusetts.
Some states allow civil marriages which are not allowed by many religions, such as same-sex marriages or civil unions, and marriage may also be created by the operation of the law alone as in common-law marriage, which is a judicial recognition that two people living as domestic partners are entitled to the effects of marriage.
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 Same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Kingdom does not currently offer same-sex marriage, though it does provide civil partnerships to same-sex couples that have nearly all the rights and responsibilities of marriage.
A case is currently before the British courts in which a lesbian couple is suing for the recognition of their marriage, contracted in British Columbia in 2003.
For an overseas marriage to be recognised in the UK, it must be shown that the marriage was legal, recognised in the country in which it was executed, and that nothing in the country’s law restricted their freedom to marry.
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 The Ultimate Marriage Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference
Globally, societies that sanction polygamy as a form of marriage are far less common than those that do not and monogamy is overwhelmingly most widely practiced, followed distantly by polygyny, which is found primarily in tribal cultures, and with other forms being extremely rare.
Since the 12th century Marriage or Holy Matrimony has been a sacrament in the Catholic Church, as well as other Orthodoxies, where it is defined as a relationship between man and woman (although same sex marriage exists in some countries and states).
Legally sanctioned marriages are generally conducted between heterosexual couples, although there are countries that recognize same-sex marriage, including The Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, the American state of Massachusetts.
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 Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn
In marriage it is the solemn and public life-long commitment of the bride and the groom that becomes the occasion for divine presence.
A Christian marriage gets into trouble either because the two parties should not have gotten married in the first place, or because one or both parties in the marriage are not cooperating with God's grace because of their own moral failure.
While a marriage is filled with romance and is often a great social affair, it is important to remember that the two persons getting married are standing in the presence of God and asking Him to witness to the genuineness and seriousness of their promises.
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 Article: Opening Civil Marriage to Same-Gender Couples: A Netherlands-United States Comparison, vol. 4.3
Consequently, the trial court stated that the defendant had failed to show a compelling state interest that would overcome the presumption that the Hawaii marriage statute was unconstitutional because it discriminated against same-gender couples by using an impermissible classification based on gender.
Consequently, the decisions in the Dutch same-gender marriage cases, in which the courts defer to the Parliament on the issue of opening marriage to same-gender couples, stating that any change in the law must come from the legislative branch of the government, are not surprising.
Consequently, as long as homosexual sexual activity remains criminal, when there is any attempt to expand the rights of homosexual individuals, particularly an attempt in the form of proposed legislation, it is met with the argument by conservative legislators that homosexuals are criminals and, therefore, should not be granted any legal protections.
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 Marriage: Encyclopedia II - Marriage - Romantic marriage and pragmatic marriage
A Pragmatic (or 'Arranged') marriage that is facilitated by formal procedures of family or group politics.
Defenders of pragmatic marriage disagree, often pointing to cultures where the success rate of pragmatic marriages is seen to be high, and holding that nearly all couples learn to love and care for each other very deeply.
Those who uphold pragmatic marriage frequently state that it is traditional, that it upholds social morals, that it is good for the families involved.
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 “What is Needed to Defend the Bipartisan Defense of Marriage Act of 1996?”   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lawrence is new legislation in a diaphanous cloak of legal interpretation.
Marriage is one of the foundations that the majority of people in the United States cherish.
The second point to note is the consequences for a nation, or a people, who willfully to ignore and reject the judicial implications of this legislation.
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 Divorce Laws Online
Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse.
It can be contrasted with an annulment, which is a declaration that a marriage is void, though the effects of marriage may be recognized in such unions, such as spousal support or Alimony, child custody, child support, and distribution of property.
A divorce must be certified by a court of law, as a legal action is needed to dissolve the prior legal act of marriage.
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 Marriage - Romantic Marriage Vs. Pragmatic Marriage
Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies.
Sociologists thus distinguish between a marriage ceremony conducted under the auspices of a religion and a state-sanctioned civil marriage.
Marriage sometimes: establishes the legal father of a woman's child; establishes the legal mother of a man's child; gives the husband or his family control over the wife's sexual servi...
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 The National Journal of Sexual Orientation Law
The endeavours of transsexuals to obtain legal recognition of what they feel as their attaining the sex to which they have always belonged have, however, often met with a marked aversion on the part of the authorities.
To ensure a democratic society and legal order, the internal legal order of a state-party must be able to check (through constitutional or other mechanisms) the tyranny of majorities exercising their will at the expense of vulnerable minorities.
The peculiar characteristics of a country's legal culture should be respected as a reflection of the peculiar social, economic, and political conditions obtaining in that country.
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 Same Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography
The movement to open civil marriage to same-sex couples achieved its first temporary success in 1993 with the decision of the Hawaii Supreme Court that the restriction of marriage to opposite-sex couples would be presumed unconstitutional unless the state could demonstrate that it furthered a compelling state interest.
A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized.
Declares that the recognition or extension by the state of the specific statutory benefits of legal marriage to nonmarital relationships between persons of the same sex or different sexes is against the strong public policy of the state of Ohio.
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 Tax Law
Current abstract of interest: "Wedding Bell Blues: The Income Tax Consequences of Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage," by James Alm, M.V. Lee Badgett, and Leslie A. Whittington
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Dean Caron is a leader in the law school "e-tax" movement, serving as co-editor (with Joe Bankman) of Tax Law and Policy, the leading electronic tax journal, and as owner and moderator of TAXPROF, the e-mail discussion group of over 200 tax law professors.
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 Librarians' Internet Index: http://lii.org/search?query=Marriage;searchtype=subject   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Documents a Canadian couple seeking legal recognition of their right, as a same-sex couple, to marry.
The report, 'Marital Status and Health: United States, 1999-2002,' was based on interviews with 127,545 adults aged 18 and over as part of the National Health Interview Survey, conducted by CDC's National Center for Health Statistics." The report includes graphs, data tables, and discussion.
Browse by geographic area (state or country) or by topic, such as arguments for or against legalizing gay and lesbian marriages.
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Past Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States
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 Find in a Library: Nullity of marriage in Canada : with a sideways glance at concubinage and its legal consequences
Find in a Library: Nullity of marriage in Canada : with a sideways glance at concubinage and its legal consequences
Nullity of marriage in Canada : with a sideways glance at concubinage and its legal consequences
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