A few years ago, Virginia passed a same-sex marriage law that not only prohibits same-sex marriage – it prohibits any contract or agreement between same-sex couples that should grant the “privileges and duties of marriage.” The problem is that the law seems to prohibit the inter-sex agreements on which same-sex couples rely, such as medical power of attorney and child custody agreements, and that it is precisely the people who have the right to enter into agreements. In the United States, the law may allow parties to certain contracts to change the rights that the law would give them if there was no agreement, if or between them. For example, a law regulating corporate partnerships could provide that, in the absence of an agreement, partners must fairly distribute all the benefits of the partnership. This means that partners, if they want to give senior partners a greater share of the profits than junior partners, must reach an agreement between them in order to share the profits in this way. The agreement is concluded by the members of a specific partnership and applies only to them and to that partnership. The law can create some of the rights or obligations of people who share a relationship within an organization. The shareholders of Company A have rights that exist as shareholders of that company. The rights are vested only in the shareholders of Company A and not between them and the shareholders of Company B. The Latin term inter se or inter sese is a legal term that means “between them or each other.” It describes rights and obligations that arise only within a group or between persons with similar legal status in certain circumstances. It is sometimes used to distinguish between those who have rights or duties and those who do not. I`m not sure how much the law it was interpreted in the years that followed, but I do know that some of my good friends, a highly educated lesbian couple, were so worried that they reluctantly got excited and moved to Maryland. Virginia was always at home and there were real tears on the moving day.
What a loss for the state of Virginia! For example, a straight woman might designate her sister or best friend as her medical assistant. but the law suggests that if a gay woman designates her partner, her consent may not be recognized. The term may also refer to relations between governments. In Australian law, inter-expression is used to describe a dispute over the separation of powers between the government of the community and the government of one of its states. This phrase also comes into discussions on treaties between World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries. In this context, it refers to agreements between two or more nations that are members of the WTO. Similarly, if a couple divorce in the United States, the property is generally distributed on the basis of the laws of the state in which the couple lives. Such laws generally provide that when a marriage ends, the property is split in a certain way.
However, the law may recognize marital agreements; the couple may agree before the marriage that if a divorce occurs, they share the property other than the law sharing it. They have an agreement between them or with each other.