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Name: Defense of Marriage Act (Public Law 104-199 [H.R. 3396]).
Country: United States of America
Subject(s): Human rights
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1996-09-21
Entry into force:
Published on: United States Code Congressional and Administrative News, 1996-11, No. 9, pp. 110 STAT. 2419-2420
ISN: USA-1996-L-45639
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=45639&p_lang=en
Bibliography: United States Code Congressional and Administrative News, 1996-11, No. 9, pp. 110 STAT. 2419-2420
Abstract/Citation: No State shall be required to recognize a same-sex marriage performed in another State. The Federal Government will recognize as marriage only the union between one man and one woman and only a spouse of the opposite sex for the purposes of Federal law.

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