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Vermont becomes 4th state to legalize same sex marriage | Bellevue divorce attorney


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4/8/2009
Andrew Kim
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Vermont has become the fourth state in the country to recognize same sex marriages.  The state legislature came up with enough votes to override Governor Jim Douglas' veto.  This comes right on the heals of ruling by the Iowa Supreme Court stating that marriage cannot exclude gays.  Connecticut and Massachusetts also allow gay marriage as a result of court decisions. 

At least three other states are in different stages of considering same sex marriages and these are New Hampshire, Maine and New Jersey.  Here in the state of Washington, the state Supreme Court upheld Washington state law which limits marriage to a man and a woman.  However, we have a domestic partnership law that extends many benefits of marriage to same sex couples.  A bill that is currently pending in the state Senate would expand those benefits to even further to everything short of being "married".

This information was provided by the Bellevue office of Andrew Kim Law Firm, PLLC where we represent husbands and wives in divorce and family law matters.  For a free initial consultation, please call (425) 289-1990 or 1-800-636-3676.



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