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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 Divorce by Aaron Kase  
What You Need To Know About LGBT Divorce

As marriage equality spreads across the nation in fits and starts, LGBT couples are slowly gaining access to the rights and privileges their straight counterparts enjoy, including divorce. But how can spouses get a divorce if they reside in a state that doesn’t recognize their marriage to begin with? Maryland will grant LGBT divorces, but other states without gay marriage won’t Repeal of Defense of Marriage Act wouldn’t resolve recognition problem LGBT spouses living in states that don’t recognize gay …

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Posted 5 years ago in Divorce by Keith Ecker  
The Manimony Trend: Men Getting Alimony from Their Ex-Wives

The man of the house used to unilaterally earn more money than the woman, but that is not necessarily so in the 21st century. Women continue to narrow the income gap, which has resulted in some unforeseen consequences, particularly when it comes to divorce. “Interestingly enough, part of the ramifications of women getting better jobs, getting higher pay and receiving equal rights are certain penalties, such as orders of spousal support in divorce proceedings,” says Kenneth Altshuler, president of the …

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