Destro scoffs at the notion that the Marriage Law
Project is part of a "vast right-wing conspiracy.
The hearing challenging the constitutionality of the marriage laws
is set to be heard by Judge Kramer on December 22, 2004, and is expected to go all day.
With radical homosexual groups in Chicago demanding marriage licenses despite Illinois' clear marriage law
, we simply must do all we can to protect this venerable institution," he said.
Because only heterosexual couples can produce children, it is in the states' interest to make marriage laws
that encourage those couples to enter a union that supports raising children.
It incorporates temporary marriages common in the maritime world, Maori marriage traditions and rituals of betrothal and pakuwha, and Christian marriage traditions, including common-law marriage, Maori customary marriage, and unions sanctioned by the church and state, and considers how they informed the development of marriage law
and practice in the country.
A letter signed by the Bishop of Buckingham, the Rt Rev Alan Wilson, several retired Church of England bishops and five Anglican cathedral deans, said marriage law
had evolved "over the centuries" in response to changes in society and scientific knowledge.
On February 25, 2014, Thein Sein proposed in a letter to Shwe Mann that a marriage law
and three other laws be drafted by the National Assembly to "preserve race and religion.
Paprocki pointed to a statement made in 2010 by Pope Francis, then Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, on the eve of the passage of Argentina's same-sex marriage law
, which the cardinal attributed to the "father of lies," a scriptural reference to the devil.
Innis indeed did speak out in the effort to prevent repeal of NH's gay marriage law
a couple years back, but elsewhere he's been AWOL.
The couple can then choose any foreign civil marriage law
that they want to be applied to their marriage contract, as long as the statute is approved by Lebanon.
Qortbawi's project law remains a preliminary step on the path towards endorsing the civil marriage law
in Lebanon, for it does not tackle the effects of divorce, inheritance and so on and so forth.
The agency says it has begun reviewing its policies in light of the new marriage law
, and intends to restructure its policies to allow the inmates to marry.
Supreme Court's major gay rights opinions will not change marriage law
in Texas, the rulings have raised questions over how the federal government will treat couples who are legally married but move to states that don't recognize their marriage, like Texas.
The police said they arrested 96 hardline opponents to the gay marriage law
following the end of the demonstration.
The Times of Malta reported that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said he will be asking the Vatican to discuss revising the 1992 church-state agreement, including ending the subordination of Malta's civil marriage law
to the church's Ecclesiastical Tribunal.