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Performed in some jurisdictions

Mexico: DF*
United States: CT, DC*, IA, MA, NH, VT, Coquille

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United States: CA (conditional), NY

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Australia: ACT, TAS, VIC
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Venezuela: ME

Recognized, not performed

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Unregistered co-habitation

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In some regions

United States: MD, RI

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Notes

*DC (subject to Congressional review) and Mexico City same-sex marriage laws are effective from 1 March and 4 March 2010, respectively.

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Same-sex marriage
Same-sex marriage legislation
Timeline of same-sex marriage
Civil union
Domestic partnership
Registered partnership
Civil partnership
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North Carolina recognizes neither same-sex marriages nor any other form of legal recognition of same sex-unions. The state bans same-sex marriage, though there is no constitutional amendment implanted at this time. As of 2009, North Carolina is the only southern state that does not have a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.[1] However, an anti-same-sex marriage bill is currently pending. Based on a poll, 76 percent of those surveyed support a constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriage and similar unions[2]. In another poll, over half of North Carolina residents would oppose a ban on same-sex marriage, though the majority does not support granting full marriage rights to same-sex couples.[3][4] 27.5% of those polled support civil unions or registered partnerships providing most of the rights found in a civil marriage, and 20.8% of those polled support full same-sex marriage. 44.4% oppose any form of legal recognition for same-sex couples.[5]

Domestic partnerships

Though the state of North Carolina as a whole does not recognize domestic partnerships, individual jurisdictions are allowed to register domestic partnerships with no stipulation on the sex of the individuals involved[6]. Only the cities of Chapel Hill[7](open to all applicants regardless of residency)[8] and Carrboro (residency of Carrboro is required)[9]recognize and issue such registration within the state. Both cities are under the Jurisdiction of Orange County, NC. Domestic partnerships registrations have been open since 1995 . Holders of the registration will only be acknowledged as having entered the agreement by the jurisdiction that the holders originally registered with. The official ordinance for the city of Chapel Hill reads as follows.

Be it ordained by the Town Council of Chapel Hill that the Council amends Chapter 1 of the Town Code as follows:
Section 1
Add to Section 1-2, Definitions and rules of construction, a new paragraph in appropriate alphabetical order to read as follows:
Domestic partners. Two individuals who have reached the age of majority and live together in a long-term relationship of indefinite duration, with an exclusive mutual commitment in which the partners share the necessities of life and are financially interdependent. Also, domestic partners are not married to anyone else, do not have another domestic partner and are not related by blood more closely than would bar their marriage in this State.
Section 2
This ordinance shall be effective upon adoption.[10]

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