Same-Sex Marriage & Conflict of Laws. Hilary Habib April 22, 2013. What’s the Problem ?: Recap. There is no uniform rule for same-sex marriage in the U.S .
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Same-Sex Marriage & Conflict of Laws
April 22, 2013
Christiansen v. Christiansen (WY 2011): SS couple married in Canada, domiciled in WY sought divorce in WY.
In re Marriage of J. B. and H.B. (TX 2010): SS couple married in MA, domiciled in TX and sought divorce in TX.
Port v. Cowan (MD 2012): Court found that SS marriage was not “repugnant” to MD’s public policy, although it was not legal in MD.
Suramer v. Ellstrom(AZ 2012): A same-sex couple married in Canada requested a divorce in AZ.
Lewis v. NY Dept. of Civil Service(NY 2008):
9 States legalized same-sex marriage
10 states have statutory mini DOMAs
10 states have constitutional mini DOMAs
20 states have super DOMAs