DC recognizes same-sex marriages performed in other states

Jul 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, National, News

All though the District of Columbia still does not allow same-sex marriage, as of 12:01 am this morning Washington DC now recognizes same-sex marriages performed in other states.

Although issuing a marriage license in the District is still illegal for same-sex couples, such marriages perfumed in other jurisdictions, including California before the Prop 8 decision, will be recognized.

This new marriage law provides gay and lesbian married couples about 200 legal rights that include: inheritance, benefits for spouses of employees at private companies and in the District’s government and spousal immunity from testifying against each other.

It is expected that DC Council member David Cantania will introduce a full same-sex marriage rights bill this coming fall. Some also expect opponents to launch a Prop 8 style opposition.

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  1. license in the District is still illegal for same-sex couples, such marriages perfumed in other jurisdictions, including California before the Prop 8 decision

    perfumed?