OLR Research Report


December 2, 2002

 

2002-R-0958

CIVIL UNION RECOGNITION PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW

 

By: Danielle O'Connell, Legislative Fellow

ALASKA, FLORIDA, AND WEST VIRGINIA

1. Marriages between persons of the same sex entered into in any jurisdiction . . . or relationships between persons of the same sex which are treated as marriages in any jurisdiction

. . . are not recognized for any purpose in this state.

2. The state, its agencies, and its political subdivisions may not give effect to any public act, record, or judicial proceeding of any state . . . respecting either a marriage or relationship not recognized under subsection (1) or a claim arising from such a marriage or relationship (Fla. Stat. Ann. § 741. 212).