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When same sex couples live together, why is it never considered common law Marriage?


In some states Common law marriage is a legally recognized marriage between a man and woman who have not purchased a marriage license or had their marriage solemnized by a ceremony. But I have not heard of same sex couples being common law wed. Also if Common law married couples separate for a few years, is that considered a Common Law Divorce?

 

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    Shyron E Shenko 22 months ago

    Au fait, thank you for the comment and answering this question. I don't think people who enter into a relationship necessarily think of it as being common law, especially at the beginning.

    Thanks for the great answer, I can see that you researched.


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    Shyron E Shenko 22 months ago

    Paula, I am so happy to see you, Thanks for the comment.

    No you did not confuse me and I understand exactly what you are saying.

    Thank you for your answer, this is what I thought, but was not sure.

    Blessings and hugs my dear friend.


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    Shyron E Shenko 22 months ago

    Thank you Lawrence, I appreciate your answering my question. My hubby and I are also old fashioned.

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    C E Clark (Au fait) 22 months ago

    Depends. It's different in every state, but it is as you say in Texas.