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  •  I believe they recognize them (0+ / 0-)

    as marriages if they took place before Prop. 8 passed, so a couple married in Massachusetts in June of 2008 would be recognized as married, but not a couple married in December of 2008. Could be wrong on that though.

    "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

    by Cali Scribe on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 12:36:33 PM PST

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    •  No, it only recognizes marriages that occurred (0+ / 0-)

      in CA during the "window" of legality unfortunately.  The ruling only addressed those marriages specifically, though there could be legal challenge to that I'd think.

      •  Okay, I see where I was confused (1+ / 0-)
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        Mark Leno proposed a bill in 2009 (SB 54) which would have recognized same-sex marriages that took place outside of California if they occurred before November 5, 2008 (when Prop. 8 passed), but either it didn't make it through the legislature or got vetoed by the Governator. I remembered hearing about the bill but didn't remember the result.

        "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

        by Cali Scribe on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 01:48:31 PM PST

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        •  Ah, thank you! (0+ / 0-)

          I remember that, but never heard that it passed (so assume it never became law).  However since prop 8 is (for now) part of the state constitution, I suppose it trumps mere legislation.

          •  Since State Supreme Court (0+ / 0-)

            ruled that couples married before 11/5/08 were still married (the 18K Club), the bill would have included out of state couples who relocated to California in that group, at least by my interpretation.

            "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

            by Cali Scribe on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 02:42:52 PM PST

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