Traveling with children is an undertaking in itself—from packing all the necessary kid-friendly gear to getting to the airport on time for a smooth hopefully quiet flight. Crossing an international border requires a little extra planning. The Canada Border Services Agency suggests identification such as an original birth certificate, baptismal certificate, passport, or immigration document. If none of these are available, get a letter stating that you are the children's parent or guardian from your doctor or lawyer, or from the hospital where the children were born. Because of an increase in child trafficking, the border personnel are very vigilant and may question your family and carefully examine these documents.
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Almost a million times each day, U. In screening both foreign visitors and returning U. Documentation is essential to ensuring a problem-free U. Every traveler must take the initiative to determine which documents are needed for them to enter the United States via land, sea, or air based upon their citizenship or place of residence. If you are a U.
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In the United States, the availability of legally recognized same-sex marriage expanded from one state in to all fifty states in through various state and federal court rulings, state legislation, and direct popular votes. The fifty states each have separate marriage laws , which must adhere to rulings by the Supreme Court of the United States that recognize marriage as a fundamental right that is guaranteed by both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution , as first established in the landmark civil rights case of Loving v. Civil rights campaigning in support of marriage without distinction as to sex or sexual orientation began in the s.
Gay marriage, also known as same-sex marriage, is the marriage of people of the same sex or gender. In , a same-sex couple in Minnesota applied for a marriage license and was denied. The case was brought to the Minnesota Supreme Court and brought the question of civil marriage rights for same-sex couples to the public attention. Unfortunately, many of these early cases were unsuccessful. In , the first mass same-sex wedding ceremony took place on the National Mall, where almost 2, same-sex couples were married.