Registered foreign marriages confer limited rights. Views Read Edit View history. The U. Same-sex couples in North Carolina may wonder whether they could have a common law marriage if they lived together and acted as a married couple for a long enough period of time.
Retrieved May 9, Skip to content. Retrieved October 19, North Carolina was the 30th state, and the last of the former Confederate states, to adopt a constitutional amendment defining marriage so as to exclude same-sex couples. Navajo Nation.
Winston-Salem Journal. Legal status of same-sex unions. While Obergefell stripped away the complicated patchwork of state statutes on same-sex marriage, it has created a whole new host of legal concerns for same-sex couples, especially those who marry and then later decide to divorce.
Retrieved January 20, Registered foreign marriages confer limited rights. Cooper in federal court in April seeking North Carolina's recognition of their marriages, which were established in other jurisdictions. Cogburn, Jr. Recognition of foreign marriage for parental rights Same sex couples can live together, but no legal obligation for them Offer "partnership certificates", which provide some tools such as hospital visitation rights but do not offer any legal recognition Limited to spouses of foreign diplomatic officials.
Notes Performed statewide in 18 states and Mexico City , in certain municipalities in three other states, and recognized by all states in such cases.