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Wouldn't gay marriage bans violate the 14th amendment?

So I came across this guy saying: Indeed. Obergefell was particularly egregious as it had the effect of disenfranchising several states. If memory serves, several states had just voted to reaffirm a ...
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Can a divorce be changed to a void marriage?

I've learned about void marriage in cases of unconsummated marriages. Is it possible to turn a divorce into a void marriage in Scotland? If this divorce was changed to an annulment, that'd mean the ...
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Is the legal plot point in The Proposal (2009) true to life?

In the 2009 film The Proposal, a Canadian immigrant to the United States has a denial of visa renewal, and gets married solely to avoid deportation. The immigration agent suspects the marriage is ...
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How do I find out if my husband got married to someone in the UK before he divorced me in the US?

How do I find out if my husband got married to someone else in the UK before we got divorced in the US? I have both their names and the possible date of the marriage.
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A marriage ceremony that was missing a person

Please consider the following hypothetical siltation. Two people, of the opposite gender, are planning on getting married. When it is time for the ceremony, one of them does not show up. The minister ...
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Does divorce affect citizenship?

Assume a woman marries a foreign man for the purposes of him gaining citizenship. They stay married for a few years but never actually develop a real romantic relationship and by this point the woman ...
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Community property

In a community property state (TX), if a spouse dies, must the community home be sold so that so value can be distributed as stated in a will?
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Is it possible to sign a prenup after marriage (still married but post-nuptial)

Is it possible to sign a prenup after marriage (still married but post-nuptial). If a couple is married, but now wants to ensure each keep their respective properties, is this possible? Can a “post-...
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Law on Forced Marriage in the USA

Main question: The specific US legal statutes on forced marriage (would expect federal, yet not sure)? Reading through Wikipedia, I was surprised to find that Forced Marriage only became illegal in ...
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Can an urgent marriage take place outside under UK law?

UK law has changed in recent years to allow outdoor marriage / civil partnership ceremonies, as long as the land is at a venue approved for the purpose. There is also provision for urgent marriages / ...
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Legality of an Ohio mariage if the ceremony was outside the state

A friend of mine recently told me an interesting detail about her mariage ceremony. She got her mariage licence in Ohio but they had the ceremony just across the border in another state. Neither of ...
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Infidelity and child support

Lets say hypothetically I got married and had a child. Five years later my wife sleeps with several other men but I don't have proof of this. I wish to attempt to gain full custody of the child, ...
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Does any state force recognition of common law marriage on couples if they do not want it?

I will use Texas as an example, but I'd be interested in any others... Per this link, a couple is considered married under common law in Texas if they: 1.) Agree to be married, 2.) Live together as a ...
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Can an opposite-sex couple in a civil partnership get married?

In the UK, civil partnerships and marriages are both options open to same-sex and opposite-sex couples alike. Where there seems to be a disparity between the two however is that same-sex couples have ...
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Need clarification for legal relationship containment for multiple spouses

According to US law, can a person have a husband and a wife at the same time? If so, how is their property distributed after death?
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Why are Saudi men forbidden from marrying citizens of Chad, Myanmar, Bangladesh or Pakistan? [closed]

Apparently these four countries are singled out in the law. What is specially significant about these four countries in relation to Saudi Arabia and specifically its Marriage laws? The claim is made ...
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UK Law - Legal consequences of marriage/divorce

I'm trying to find a list of legal rights that partners within an existing family with children gain when they get married (or lose when they get divorced, while still living together). For example, ...
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Legal recognition of polygamy around the world?

Are you aware of any country of the world in which polygamy (with no restrictions over the gender of the involved people) is legally recognized or at least there is some battle for it?
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What were the main factors prompting the abolition of heart balm torts?

What were the driving forces that led to it, what were the mechanisms that enacted it, and what were the stated rationales for it? Adultery is still recognised as a fault factor in divorce that ...
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What sorts of “necessities” could married women enter contracts for?

A recent answer by @Ohwilleke on the historical status of married women lists the limited types of contracts they could enter into. One of these of those for necessities. What is referred to by this?
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in India how prevalent is dowry and what effect does anti dowry legislation have on it?

What are the anti dowry laws in India and what effect do they have on dowry in India? As in: are the laws successful in acomplishing the goals of reducing dowry? Also do all kinds of economic coercion ...
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What is the status of polygamy for Hindus in Goa?

As per the Constitution of India, Marriage is in the concurrent list. Thus, both the Union and the State can make laws on Marriage. The Union Government Law supersedes the state in case of ambiguity. ...
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How does the US deal with a polygamous immigrant family? [duplicate]

Will a polygamous immigrant family from a polygamous country forced into a polyamorous relationship?
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International student - registering a marriage in the UK with a foreign citizen

I am an international graduate student in the UK on a Tier 4 student visa. My partner is a German citizen and currently lives in Germany. We are planning to get married. Are we allowed to register our ...
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Why isn't a gay marriage established in one state protected in other states by the Privileges and Immunities Clause?

Of course I know it's otherwise protected by the new Respect for Marriage Act and Obergefell, but I happened to be reading about the rather demure P&I Clause in Article 4. and it seemed relevant. ...
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Are there "common-law-marriage" like implications in states without common law marriage?

There are only under 20 states that recognize common-law marriage. My question is, in the other 30+ states, is there any legal effect caused by "common-law-like conditions"? In other words, ...
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How does a country that doesn't recognize same-sex marriage deal with same-sex couples in situations where the couple make decisions for each other?

For example, say Alice and Barbara legally married in some country where same-sex marriage is allowed. They then go to a country where same-sex marriage is not allowed. While there, Alice is run down ...
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Are second level cousins considered "Sapindas" in India's Hindu Marriage Act?

Are second level cousins considered Sapindas in India's Hindu Marriage Act? Please refer the following screenshot in which the highlighted SINDHUJA [Y] (Red in color) and RAJ [M1] (White in color) may ...
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What are the laws about valid marriage as it concerns citizenship?

For countries where marrying a citizen rapidly accelerates the process of getting citizenship, are there any laws clarifying the terms under which this is legitimate? For example, if it was believed ...
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Can a person go to the court if she signed a contract not to go to court?

Suppose a couple signed a prenuptial contract that said they couldn't go to court regarding their divorce and custody of children. Everything must be resolved through mutual consensus and consultation ...
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If you marry someone with student debt, does half it become your debt?

So if you divorce, you would own half of their debt?
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Which countries divide children as legitimate and illegitimate?

Back in the 1990s in Chile, the law separating legitimate and illegitimate children was abolished and all children started to have the same rights. I'm not sure, but I think the term "...
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What was the 1879 law that Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) overturned?

Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) overturned an 1879 Connecticut law that forbade married couples from using contraceptives. What was that law, exactly?
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Validity of unregistered British deed polls to other Anglophonic countries?

Validity of unregistered British deed polls to other Anglophonic countries? In Britain, instead of court orders, a system of self-executed deed polls is used. I was told that these are acceptable to ...
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Can a foreign name change document be accepted by US government institutions?

Suppose Alice Jones nee Smith got married in Turkey, and she is issued a Turkish marriage certificate which certifies her new married name, and then she moves to the US and applies for a driver ...
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Was Gay Marriage Legalized in Massachusetts in 2005?

The organization MassResistance claims otherwise: MassResistance had an interesting day yesterday (4-12-05) at the Judiciary Committee hearing on the three bills submitted by Article 8 Alliance and ...
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How can one not know their own legal marital status?

I saw this screenshot floating around for a California jury duty online questionnaire. Notice that "Not known" is a selectable option for one's marital status: (image redacted) I don't know ...
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Must we show our prenup agreement to the immigration office/officer?

If two person want to get marry together, but also like to have a prenup agreement as well, and one of the guys is on a non-immigrant student(F-1) visa, should they also provide their prenup agreement ...
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Must couples divide only their joint properties after getting divorce or all of it?

Must couples divide only their joint properties after getting divorce? If the man buys a house or a car after marriage in his name, or has bank accounts or investments in his name, must he give 50% of ...
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Should "Prenuptial agreement" be provided while getting marriage licence?

If two person want to get married and both are agree with writing a "Prenuptial agreement", should they provide it while they want to get their marriage license or there is no need to ...
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How is it legal to marry and impregnate a female under the age of consent?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB-BNlauWUs How is it legal to marry and impregnate a female under the age of consent? How can the guy not get arrested if he impregnated a female under the age of ...
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Can a f-2 visa holder request for status termination to re-marry a US citizen?

If someone came to the US with F-2 visa while she and her husband (F-1 visa holder) are not US citizens nor permanent residents, and their marriage happened in their home country, can she (F-2 visa ...
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Should foreigners file divorce in the US if they would do it in their home country embassy in the US?

If two foreigners come to the US with F-1 and F-2 visas, while they got married in their home country, if they file a divorce request in their own country embassy and it gets approved and they get ...
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Declaring marital status in the US passport application form DS 11

I was just approved for the oath ceremony for US citizenship. While trying to complete the DS 11 form, I noticed that they ask about the marital status, date, etc. I don't have an issue with declaring ...
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Is it possible to keep your money after getting divorce in the US?

If an F-1 student in the US, gets married with a US citizen, how can he protect his money if a divorce happened in the future? Specifically if he has a plan to establish a company and run a business ...
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Can I be married to multiple people?

One person is from the US, one UK, one somewhere else All of the countries above allow dual citizenship if that's relevant. I won't be a US or UK citizen. I can marry them in the country where they're ...
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How does a court infer marriage in India?

Since in India marriages are not legal contracts, how does a court infer marriage in India? As living together is legal in India without marriage, having a biological child cannot be the proof of ...
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How is polygamy legally practiced in the United States of America [duplicate]

Let's say in this hypothetical scenario a man wanted to be married to multiple different women in the United States in the State of Tennessee. Would it be legal for the man to have a marriage license ...
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What are the conditions for common-law marriage?

This is inspired partly by this answer. According to "The History Of Common Law Marriage": A common law marriage is one where the parties cohabit with each other, have a mutual agreement to ...
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Were USA states really this disconnected in 1964, and was bigamy really punished by death?

I've just watched the The Alfred Hitchcock Hour episode Three Wives Too Many from 1964. In it, a man has a wife in four different USA states, traveling between them constantly and keeping them secret ...
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