Laws and Regulations, United States Code
1 U.S.C. § 7: Title 1, Chapter 1, Section 7

§7. Definition of ?marriage? and ?spouse?

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In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative bureaus and agencies of the United States, the word "marriage" means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word "spouse" refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.

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Problem The law of the United States is discriminatory against same-sex couples
Solution Re-define marriage as solely a religious matter. The legal construct joining two people will be called a "civil union", which does not discriminate between homosexual and heterosexual couples.
Solution Re-define marriage as solely a religious matter. The legal construct joining two people will be called a "civil union", which does not discriminate between homosexual and heterosexual couples.
Problem Same-sex marriage is illegal in most states and is not recognized federally.
Solution Amend the U.S. Code to recognize same-sex marriages federally and to supersede the states by guaranteeing them rights and benefits equivalent to opposite-sex marriages in every state.
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