Does same-sex marriage, domestic partnership, or civil union provide all the benefits of heterosexual marriage?
I think no. But for most of these people it does not really matter. As far as I know they just want to get married. If you want to make such wedding I think better will be do this for example in Denmark. I read that from 2012, gay couples from abroad can get married here. You can even get certificate that will be legalized by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Here is this article https://daenemarkheiraten.de/en/lgbt-wedding-in-denmark/
No. These relationships affect state law rights and responsibilities only and are not recognized by the federal government. As a result, same-sex couples cannot file federal income tax returns jointly, do not qualify for an estate tax marital deduction, cannot get social security survivorship benefits, and cannot get any other benefits under federal law, such as immigration.
- Does same-sex marriage, domestic partnership, or civil union provide all the benefits of heterosexual marriage?
- I live in New Jersey. Are civil union/same-sex domestic partner benefits taxable under state income taxes?
- What are the differences between a same-sex marriage, civil union, and a domestic partnership?