Current status. A civil union entered into before January 1,that had not been dissolved, annulled, or transformed into a marriage, was converted to a marriage on January 1, That state's high court heard arguments earlier this year about whether Proposition 8 was itself constitutional.
Sex reassignment surgery has been legal since Archived from the original PDF on May 16, The chairman, Tony Soltani, a Republican member of the state House of Representativessaid; "If we redefined marriage, we'd be tarred and feathered, but if we give them some rights, it will be accepted.
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Archived from the original PDF on May 16, In the matrimonial field the heterosexual union is usually regarded as the only one entitled to legal recognition and public sanction. Assembly bill No. UTAH Kitchen v. Since May 14,the plaintiffs sought to enjoin implementation of the Goodridge decision, on the grounds that it violated the federal constitutional guarantee of a republican form of government.
October 15, May 12, The bill's effect on same-sex marriages already performed in the state was disputed. After the general election, when Democrats became the majority party of the New Hampshire state legislature, several bills were considered which would grant same-sex couples greater civil rights in the state.
April 26, State Senate approves civil unions for same-sex couples Concord Monitor.
Rights and responsibilities of marriages in the United States. Lewis v. The chairman, Tony Soltani, a Republican member of the state House of Representatives , said; "If we redefined marriage, we'd be tarred and feathered, but if we give them some rights, it will be accepted.
The Court of Appeal held that same-sex couples did not have a fundamental constitutional right to marry, and that " the State has a legitimate interest in encouraging procreation and child-rearing within the marital relationship, and that limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples is rationally related to that interest.