17.1 The marriage contract is concluded under the exclusive jurisdiction of the laws of [STATE]. 11.6 Both parties guarantee that this marriage contract is fair and accurately reflects their intention in general and with regard to past and future assets and liabilities. A marriage contract may explicitly stipulate whether or not the most disadvantaged partner receives financial assistance. However, the laws of the State vary as to whether a spouse may renounce or renounce in full the right to maintenance or maintenance. 1.5 The illegality or unenforceability of a clause (or part thereof) has the effect of invalidating only that clause (or part of it) and not the whole of this contract. Hodges and the legalization of same-sex marriage across the country, the IRS same-sex marriage for federal tax purposes.