OLR Research Report


December 6, 2002

 

2002-R-0957

FEDERAL AND STATE DOMA LANGUAGE

By: Danielle O'Connell, Legislative Fellow

State

Defines marriage as a legal union between a man and a woman

Denies recognition of same-sex marriages solemnized in other states

States that same-sex marriage is not aligned with state public policy

Defines "spouse" as referring only to a person of the opposite sex who is married as husband or wife

Alabama

Ala. Code

§ 30-1-19

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Alaska

Alaska Stat. § 25. 05. 013

Yes

Yes

   

Arizona

Ariz. Rev. Stat.

§ 25-101

 

Yes

   

Arkansas

Ark. Code Ann.

§§ 9-11-107, 109, 208, and 803

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

California

Cal. Code § 308. 5

Yes

     

Colorado

Colo. Rev. Stat.

§ 14-2-104

Yes

 

Yes

 

Delaware

Del. Code Ann.

§ 13-101

 

Yes

   

Florida

Fla. Stat. Ann.

§ 741. 212

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Georgia

Ga. Code Ann.

§ 19-3-3. 1

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Hawaii

Haw. Rev. Stat.

§ 572-3

Yes

     

Idaho

Idaho Code

§§ 32-202, 209

 

Yes

Yes

 

Illinois

Ill. Comp. Stat.

§ 750 5/201 and 5/212

 

Yes

   

Indiana

Ind. Code

§ 31-11-1-1

Yes

Yes

   

Iowa

Iowa Code § 595. 2

Yes

     

State

Defines marriage as a legal union between a man and a woman

Denies recognition of same-sex marriages solemnized in other states

States that same-sex marriage is not aligned with state public policy

Defines "spouse" as referring only to a person of the opposite sex who is married as husband or wife

Kansas

Kan. Stat. Ann.

§ 23-101

Yes

 

Yes

 

Kentucky

Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 402. 005, . 020, and . 045

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Louisiana

La. Civ. Code Art. 89 and 3520

 

Yes

Yes

 

Maine

Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 19A § 701

 

Yes

   

Michigan

Mich. Stat. Ann.

§§ 551. 1 and . 271

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Minnesota

Minn. Stat.

§ 517. 01

Yes

     

Mississippi

Miss. Code Ann.

§ 93-1-1

 

Yes

   

Missouri

Mo. Rev. Stat.

§ 451. 022

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Montana

Mont. Code Ann.

§ 40-1-401

 

Yes

Yes

 

Nebraska

Neb. Const. Art. I

§ 29

Yes

Yes

   

Nevada

Nev. Const. Art. I

§ 21

Yes

     

North Carolina

N. C. Gen. Stat.

§ 51-1. 2

 

Yes

   

North Dakota

N. D. Cent. Code

§ 14-03-01

Yes

   

Yes

Oklahoma

Okla. Stat. tit. 43

§ 3. 1

 

Yes

   

State

Defines marriage as a legal union between a man and a woman

Denies recognition of same-sex marriages solemnized in other states

States that same-sex marriage is not aligned with state public policy

Defines "spouse" as referring only to a person of the opposite sex who is married as husband or wife

Pennsylvania

Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. 23 § 1704

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

South Carolina

S. C. Code Ann.

§ 20-1-15

 

Yes

Yes

 

South Dakota

S. D. Codified Laws §§ 25-1-1 and 25-1-38

Yes

Yes

   

Tennessee

Tenn. Code Ann.

§ 36-3-113

Yes

 

Yes

 

Texas

Tex. Fam. Code Ann. §§ 2. 001 and 3. 401

 

Yes

 

Yes

Utah

Utah Code Ann.

§§ 30-1-2 and

30-1-4

 

Yes

   

Virginia

Va. Code Ann.

§ 20-45. 2

 

Yes

   

Washington

Wash. Rev. Code

§§ 26. 04. 010 and 26. 04. 020

Yes

     

West Virginia

W. Va. Code

§§ 48-1-7 and

48-1-18A

Yes

Yes