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S1114.........................................................by STATE AFFAIRS MARRIAGE - Amends existing law to clarify the public policy of the state of Idaho regarding relationships as substitutes for marriage. 02/11 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/12 Rpt prt - to St Aff
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-seventh Legislature First Regular Session - 2003 IN THE SENATE SENATE BILL NO. 1114 BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO MARRIAGE; AMENDING SECTION 32-209, IDAHO CODE, TO CLARIFY THE PUB- 3 LIC POLICY OF THE STATE OF IDAHO REGARDING RELATIONSHIPS INTENDED AS SUB- 4 STITUTES FOR MARRIAGE. 5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 6 SECTION 1. That Section 32-209, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 7 amended to read as follows: 8 32-209. RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN OR OUT-OF-STATE MARRIAGES. All marriages 9 contracted without this state, which would be valid by the laws of the state 10 or country in which the same were contracted, are valid in this state, unless 11 they violate the public policy of this state. Marriages that violate the pub- 12 lic policy of this state include, but are not limited to, same-sex marriages, 13 and marriages entered into under the laws of another state or country with the 14 intent to evade the prohibitions of the marriage laws of this state. It is the 15 public policy of the state that relationships intended as substitutes for, or 16 the equivalent of, marriage including, but not limited to, "civil unions" or 17 "domestic partnerships," shall not be recognized in this state. The recogni- 18 tion or extension to nonmarital relationships of any or all of those benefits, 19 rights, responsibilities, or obligations that exist as a result of a legal 20 marriage is against the public policy of this state.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 12863Cl The purpose of this legislation is to clarify that relationships intended as substitutes for, or the equivalent of, marriage are against the public policy of the state. FISCAL IMPACT There is no fiscal impact. Contact Name: Senator Curt McKenzie Phone: 332-1354 Senator Brent Hill STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 111