Entry #1462: Same-sex marriage in American Samoa

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RegionAmerican Samoa
IssueSame-sex marriage
StatusUnrecognized
Start Datepast
End DateJun 26, 2015
DescriptionSame-sex marriage is not legal, and since American-Samoa has no federal courts, it is unclear if they can be sued for marriage equality at the state level as other states have done. However, due to Supreme Court case, United States vs. Windsor, legally married couples are granted at the federal level. This would include people from American-Samoa if it were recognized.
Sourceshttp://www.marriageequality.org/region_american_samoa


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Revision by danlev

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Revision by imullin01

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NoteSame-sex marriage is not legal, and since American-Samoa has no federal courts, it is unclear if they can be sued for federally recognized marriage equality as other states have done.Same-sex marriage is not legal, and since American-Samoa has no federal courts, it is unclear if they can be sued for marriage equality at the state level as other states have done. However, due to Supreme Court case, United States vs. Windsor, legally married couples are granted at the federal level. This would include people from American-Samoa if it were recognized.

imullin01 created this entry.