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Skip to content Home law social science License to Wed. Access this eBook from one of our digital partners Table of Contents Introduction. In , the Supreme Court found that same-sex couples had the right to marry. But same-sex couples will be able to marry even sooner in Miami-Dade County, where a circuit judge lifted a stay at 11 a.
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Many couples in the county were already planning to marry on Monday. But in June , a landmark Supreme Court decision, brought by New York widow Edith Windsor, established that the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman, was unconstitutional. The most important ruling so far, by Federal judge Robert L.
Hinkle in Tallahassee, was stayed through the end of Monday to allow time for legal appeals. Pampanga prelate says he is confident Father Daniel Baul will appear to fight charges of abusing teenage girl. Same-sex couples get 'married' in Philippines Protestant pastors perform symbolic 'weddings' to highlight discrimination in law that only allows women and men to marry.
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Jose Torres Jr. Dozens of same-sex Filipino couples have taken "marriage vows" before Protestant pastors in the past week despite opposition by government officials and Catholic Church leaders. The president's spokesman, Harry Roque Jr.
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On June 28, same-sex couple Alice Crisostomo and Honey Jean Albino "wed" before a Protestant pastor in the southern region of Caraga despite the absence of a law that recognizes the union. The local civil registrar of Agusan del Sur province, however, refused to register the wedding. Edgar Jover told ucanews.
Other couples in the central Philippine province of Leyte also took marriage vows in the last few days. It is about equal protection of the law," said Crescencio Agbayani Jr. In , lawyer Jesus Nicardo Falcis III petitioned the Philippine Supreme Court to declare as "unconstitutional" provisions in the Family Code of the Philippines that "define and limit marriage only between man and woman.