Adultery and prostitution outweigh spousal and child abuse in USCIS guidelines, but ultimately the call is made on a case-by-case basis.
Lawsuit Challenges State Department Policy Discriminating Against Foreign-Born Children of Same-Sex Married Couples
The policy denies citizenship to some children of married US-citizen same-sex couples if the child is born abroad, in situations where the child of opposite-sex couples are automatically considered citizens. It is a clear case of unconstitutional sex discrimination.
For once, a government agency's gaffe didn't do any real harm.
State Department Demands Spouses of Gay Diplomats, U.N. Staff Get Legally Married to Visit—Even if They Can't
An absurdly petty intersection of anti-gay and anti-foreigner policies.
Why do adults need a judge's approval to be married, anyway?
Happy Valentine's Day! Here's Why You Shouldn't Get Married If You Earn About as Much as Your Partner!
Tax penalties for getting married hit low-income and high-income couples alike. And getting divorced is now more expensive too!
Three men declare themselves wed. It's not clear if the government will recognize it.
Watching porn "may have negative effects on marital stability," said sociologist Samuel Perry.
Brown family case was not about getting legal recognition from the state.
The measure would end permanent alimony and establish a presumption of equal rights in child custody disputes.
Have whatever ceremony you want (or not) and just file your paperwork.
A closer look at the participants suggests a little more.
The legislation of morality continues despite Virginia's outlier status.
Michigan's A.G. Declines to Explain Whether State Can Prosecute Those Who Perform Purely 'Private' Marriages
Says plaintiff lacks standing to sue because he's not facing charges.
Does the state have authority to control who may be married if they aren't seeking recognition or benefits?
The three women want to be able to raise a family together and share maternal rights.
Little will change functionally, but people will just be freer to wed how they choose.
Elected officials cannot be fired, which makes it that much harder to hold them accountable.
"Spiritual unions" of more than two people should not result in criminal sanctions, say Cato scholars.
If a State Can't Get Out of the Marriage Business, Can It at Least Get Out of the Licensing Business?
Legislation in Alabama aims to do just that.
The state should not be involved in marriage. But libertarians who think that this is all that need be said are wrong.
His efforts to get his position across don't seem to be working, but whose fault is that?
A freak-out over the end of marriage licenses.