Show More Skip to Navigation. By Megan Specia. I understand. Validity of marriages. Until now it has been banned for civil partnership ceremonies to include religious readings, music or symbols and forbidden for them to take place in religious venues, regardless of the views of the building's owners.
Rocket Lawyer is not a "lawyer referral service" and does not provide legal advice or participate in any legal representation. Supporters of same-sex marriage contend that treating same-sex couples differently from other couples under the law allows for inferior treatment and that if civil unions were the same as marriage there would be no reason for two separate laws. The most common reasons for asking a court to recognize a common law marriage are to deal with issues that arise when the relationship endssuch as property division, establishing child custody, or to establish survivor benefits or other welfare benefits if one of the parties has died, according to the State of Utah Judicial Council. Reader beware!