In 2003, state courts began to address the constitutionality of state statutes limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.
Currently, federal law does not recognise same-sex marriages.
This book discusses the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prohibits federal recognition of same-sex marriages; the effect of same-sex marriage on social security benefits and pensions; same-sex adoptions; and examines homosexuals in the U.S. military.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 100 pages, tables
- Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 01/08/2010
- Category: Family law: same-sex partnership
- ISBN: 9781616682200