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What Are The Marriage Laws

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In the United States, the issue of marriage and marriage laws will vary from state to state. However, there are certain aspects which will generally be recognized on a national level, such as the inherent legal rights bestowed upon a married couple through a lawful union.

On the other hand, there are certain differences in terms of other aspects of marriage, such as legal age for marriage or same-sex marriage. Certain states will have different age requirements for people to be able to be married by law. Same sex marriage has been an issue of dispute, both on the political and social aspects. In the United States, only certain states will recognize a same-sex marriage under law.

These states are New Mexico, New York, and Rhode Island. Another aspect in regards to different marriage laws is the concept of common law marriage. Not all states will properly recognize common law marriage as a legal union. However, states such as Alabama, South Carolina, and Texas sill recognize common marriage under applicable marriage laws.

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