Text using your messaging app: For federal income tax purposes, a civil union is not considered a marriage. The new law allows for religious institutions and civil officers to refuse to conduct same-sex marriage ceremonies, a provision that critics claim violates the rights of same-sex couples under the constitution. The Dallas Voice. Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois and New Jersey California, District of Columbia, Maine, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin allow for domestic partnerships while Hawaii allows for a similar relationship known as reciprocal beneficiaries. Child abuse Dating violence Domestic violence Elder abuse.
All couples registered as domestic partners are entitled to the same rights as family members to visit their domestic partners in the hospital and to make decisions concerning the treatment of a domestic partner's remains after the partner's death.
If your out-of-state civil union or domestic partnership gives you many of the same rights and responsibilities as marriage, then you have the same rights and responsibilities as married people while you are in Washington. New York Times. Neither performed nor recognized in Niue, Tokelau or the Cook Islands Neither performed nor recognized in Northern Irelandthe dependency of Sark or the five Caribbean overseas territories.
The amendment includes a clause that bans any legal status that is identical or substantially similar to marriage.