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Old September 8th, 2002, 07:14 PM
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Default Re: Re: can i marry my girlfriend on a cruise, legally?

Unfortunately, NO state in the US recognizes same-sex marriages. Many people are under the mistaken impression that Hawaii and/or Vermont do, but they do not. At one point, Hawaii was set to recognize same-sex marriages, but the Hawaii Legislature amended their state constitution to avoid the Hawaii Supreme Court decision that would have required such recognition. Similarly, Vermont established a civil union law that allows same-sex couples to register for a number of marriage-like benefits, but such couples are not legally married and the Vermont civil unions are not recognized as marriages in any state.
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