Daily Archives: June 25, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Gay and Lesbian issues by Aaron Kase  
ACLU Challenges Law Banning LGBT Adoption

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing in North Carolina to overturn a law banning second-parent adoption, which effectively prevents LGBT partners from adopting their significant others’ children. Adoption laws vary by state, many discriminatory to same-sex couples Ban on second-parent adoption puts children in limbo if parent dies Controversial study on gay parenting questioned   Discrimination by Law The lead plaintiff in the ACLU lawsuit, Marcie Fisher-Borne, has been with her partner Chantelle for 15 years. Each birthed one …

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Posted 5 years ago in Landmark Court Cases by Aaron Kase  
Oppressive Arizona Immigration Law Struck Down by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today overturned most of a controversial Arizona immigration law, but left in place a provision that allows local and state police to check a person’s immigration papers while making a stop or arrest for other violations. In a 5-3 decision, the court threw out three of the law’s four provisions that were being challenged in what is being hailed as a major victory for the Obama administration. Arizona, and by extension other states, will not be allowed …

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Posted 5 years ago in Bankruptcy by Michele Bowman  
Money Curse Leads Real Housewives into Bankruptcies

It’s starting to look like a curse: The fourth star from the Bravo reality TV series “Real Housewives” has filed for bankruptcy. For a show known for its characters’ conspicuous consumption habits, it’s a bit of a surprise—and a warning for us really real people. Danielle Staub is not only the latest in a growing line of debtors from the series, following Tareq and Michaele Salahi, Sonja Tremont-Morgan, and Teresa Giudice; she is also the second from the New Jersey …

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