recognized by the law

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54 percent of a half-sample of Americans say marriages should be recognized by the law as valid with the same rights as heterosexual marriages.
54 percent of participants in the nationwide poll said gay and lesbian couples' marriages should be recognized by the law, up from 53 percent in September 2011, 51 in April 2011, and 44 in 2009 and 2008.
They also critized the exclusion of influential parties in the revolution, including the council for the protection of the revolution, parties and associations that are not recognized by the law, young people who staged sit in la Kasbah Government Square and delegates of inland regions.
In court documents, attorneys for the school said Shilati's ostracism by classmates actually was good because ``severing ties with a group of drug users can only be recognized by the law as an event beneficial to the plaintiff.
A shareholder derivative action is recognized by the law to allow shareholders to enforce a company's rights when the board of directors fails or refuses to do so.

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