Same-Sex Unions and Conflicts of Law: When "I Do" May Be Interpreted as "No, You Didn't"!


This article is about the conflicts of law issues that will arise regarding recognition of same-sex unions across state lines. With Vermont's recognition of same-sex unions and Massachusetts soon to follow, it is just a matter of time until the conflict of laws issue will arise in other states's courts. The article discusses how the context in which the conflict arises will impact whether the same-sex relationship is given recognition in another state.


Family Law

Date of this Version

February 2004