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Same Sex, Different States: When Same-Sex Marriages Cross State Lines

Andrew Koppelman


Must a state in which gay marriage is not legal recognize such a marriage performed in another state? The Constitution does not require recognition in all cases, but it does forbid states from nullifying family relationships based in other states, or from making themselves havens for people who are trying to escape obligations to their spouses and children. This book offers workable legal solutions to the problems that arise when gay couples cross state borders. Drawing on historical precedents in which states held radically different moral views about marriage (for example, between kin, very ... More

Keywords: gay marriage, state borders, state laws, gay couples, moral views, family relationships, same-sex marriage, Constitution, marriage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780300113402
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300113402.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Koppelman, author