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General Assembly


Raised Bill No. 6601

January Session, 2005


LCO No. 3128



Referred to Committee on Judiciary


Introduced by:





Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (4) of section 45a-727a of the general statutes, any marriage or substantially equivalent relationship between two persons celebrated in another state, territory or possession of the United States or another country and in conformity with the law of such other jurisdiction shall be valid and recognized in this state.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To recognize marriages and substantially similar relationships entered into outside this state that are valid under the laws of the jurisdiction where such marriage or relationship was entered into.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]