Out of State Gay Marriage Recognition Does Not Necessarily Include Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships
When it comes to out of state recognition of same sex relationships, names are important. Laws that recognize out of state "gay marriage" do not necessarily also recognize "civil unions" and "domestic partnerships."
Even when these unions and partnerships give gay couples everything but marriage in name, they are still at risk of non-recognition from other states because they are called something...
Gay Couples Law Blog • Aug 12, 2009