Retrieved January 6, The Independent. Hodgesin which he said he's personally for "traditional marriage" and that he believed same-sex marriage should be left to the states. October 15,
The ruling of the Supreme Court in Obergefell occurred following decades of consistently rising national public support for same-sex marriage in the United Stateswith support continuing to rise thereafter. Retrieved October 23, As a result of the Windsor decision, married same-sex couples—regardless of domicile—have federal tax benefits including the ability to file joint federal income tax returnsmilitary benefits, federal employment benefits, and immigration benefits.
When necessary to implement the rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities of spouses under the laws of this State, all gender-specific terminology, such as "husband", "wife", "widow", "widower", or similar terms, shall be construed in a gender-neutral manner.
Same-sex marriage had been legalized in the District of Columbia and 21 Native American tribal nations as well. Statute bans same-sex marriage, civil union, domestic partnership, and other similar same-sex relationships. Recognition of foreign or out-of-state marriages All marriages contracted without this state, which would be valid by the laws of the state or country in which the same were contracted, are valid in this state, unless they violate the public policy of this state.
Any marriage entered into by persons of the same sex, where a marriage license is issued by another state or by a foreign jurisdiction, shall be void in Arkansas and any contractual or other rights granted by virtue of that license, including its termination, shall be unenforceable in the Arkansas courts.
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Rights and responsibilities of marriages in the United States. Iowa State Daily. October 21, The NAACP , the leading African-American civil rights organization, has pledged its support for gay rights and same-sex marriage, stating that they "support marriage equality consistent with equal protection under the law provided under the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution", and has declared that same-sex marriage is a civil right.
Retrieved September 15, The "red equal sign" project started by the Human Rights Campaign was an electronic campaign primarily based on Facebook that encouraged users to change their profile images to a red equal sign to express support for same-sex marriage.