December 18, 2017

Reference: New Report From the Congressional Research Service: “Same-Sex Marriages: Legal Issues”

Title

Same-Sex Marriages: Legal Issues
RL31994

Author

Alison M. Smith

Source

Congressional Research Service (via Federation of American Scientists)

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35 pages; PDF

From the Summary

This report discusses DOMA [The Defense of Marriage Act] and legal challenges to it. It reviews legal principles applied to determine the validity of a marriage contracted in another state and surveys the various approaches employed by states to enable or to prevent same-sex marriage. The report also examines House and Senate resolutions introduced in previous Congresses proposing a constitutional amendment and limiting federal courts’ jurisdiction to hear or determine any question pertaining to the interpretation of DOMA.

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