Same Sex Divorces

SAME SEX DIVORCES SAME SEX DIVORCE UNITED STATES LEGEND Marriage and Divorce Marriage and Divorce Partially Recognized Divorce Only Divorce Partially Recognized No Marriage or Divorce Same sex marriage is legal under the laws of the Coquille native American tribe in Oregon and the Squamish tribe in Washington, but not by the states themselves. WA NH VT OR MA NY WY CT IA MD CA TX Same sex marriage was officially banned at the federal level by the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. Consequentially, the IRS and federal courts do not recognize disputes involving the financial complications of a same sex divorce. President Obama supports the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill to 'repeal the discriminatorý Defense of Marriage Act, which denies federal recognition to legally married same-sex couples. The announcement comes on the eve of the first-ever U.S. Senate hearing to repeal DOMA. CA, WY and TX have all granted same sex couples divorces under special circumstances since they did not have specific laws banning same sex divorce. Recently, the U.S. Justice Department has dropped its opposition to same sex married couples filing joint bankruptcy petitions. CIVIL UNIONS LEGEND Same Sex Marriage Civil Unions No Civil Unions or Marriage WA ME OR WI RI NJ NV IL DE CO CA The Defense of Marriage Act, also prohibits the federal government from recognizing same sex civil unions. SAME SEX DIVORCE EUROPE THE NETHERLANDS Was the first country to legalize same sex marriage April 1, 2001 Since then both same sex and opposite sex marriages have experienced an equal'divorce rate of 1% SAME SEX MARRIAGE IN EUROPE LEGEND Full Marriage Issue Under Consideration Partially Recognized No Marriage The Netherlands is noted for its liberal stance on many issues, it began a trend in adopting same'sex marriage that many other European nations have followed. The most recent example being Portugal adopting same sex marriage in 2010. SAME SEX SPLITS IN THE UK The UK has adopted Civil Partnerships for same sex Couples. Since its adoption in 2005, some Civil partnership splits increased 50,000 44% same sex couples have formeda civil partnership. between 2009 and 2010. 509 353 2009 2010 1.6% 3.3% of Lesbian civil partnerships have ended in divorce of Gay civil partnerships have ended in divorce Sources:Ě76770020110708?feedType=RSS&feedName=DdomesticNews

Same Sex Divorces

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In this infographic the rate of same sex marriage and divorce rate is explored in different countries such as the United States and different countries in Europe. It provides statistics for the number...


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