It is central to the way the Commonwealth identifies individuals, provides for the orderly distribution of property, ensures that children and adults are cared for and supported whenever possible from private rather than public funds, and tracks important warcraft adult stories and demographic data.
The order to allow same-sex marriages went into effect and Governor Christie announced that the state would drop its appeal, making same sex marriages legal in New Jersey.
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Limiting the protections, benefits, and obligations of civil marriage to opposite-sex couples violates the basic premises of individual liberty and equality under law protected by the Massachusetts Constitution.
The question before us is whether, consistent with the Massachusetts Constitution, the Commonwealth may deny the protections, benefits, and obligations conferred by civil marriage to two individuals of the same sex who wish to marry.
Empirical Evidence Demonstrates That Homosexuals Make Poor Parents Fewer than 40 comparative studies on the effects of homosexual parents have been published.
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Amendment of the Domicile and Matrimonial Proceedings Act
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Similarly, a woman who married a woman was three times more apt to be a widow than a woman who married a man.
These same patterns appear in the scientific literature over the last 50 years — both long before and during the AIDS epidemic.
Homosexual unions are not built around lifetime commitments, nor are they good environments in which to raise children.
Four years later legislation was passed making same-sex marriages legal starting April 1,