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The Fma Changes

It’s been amended. It had barred (among other things) the interpretation of any state or federal law to require that the legal incidents of marriage be conferred on any unmarried couple or group. That provision has been taken out–as Eugene Volokh and I suggested for slightly different reasons. This amendment to the amendment makes it clearer that a state legislature can adopt civil unions under the FMA.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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