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Domestic Relations – Common Law Marriage – Same-Sex Couple – Obergefell’s Retroactivity (access required)

Parks v. Lee (Lawyers Weekly No. 008-001-17, 9 pp.) (Thomas White IV, J.) York County Family Court 2016-DR-45-1061 Holding: Ignoring South Carolina’s past unconstitutional law prohibiting same-sex marriage, the court finds that a same-sex couple who lived together in South Carolina for 28 years had a common-law marriage. According to Jeanes v. Jeanes, 255 S.C. 161, 177 ...

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