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Posted 1 year ago in Gay and Lesbian issues by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court Could Strike Down Defense of Marriage Act

The U.S. Supreme Court heard two hours of arguments today over the Defense of Marriage Act, which bans federal recognition of same-sex marriage. Opponents of the 1996 law argue that excluding gay couples from federal marriage benefits is unconstitutional under the Fifth Amendment, which states that the federal government must not deprive people of “life, liberty, or property” while implying equality under the law. DOMA was ruled unconstitutional twice last year, first in a decision rendered by the 1st U.S. …

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Why the Supreme Court Will Rule in Favor of Gay Marriage

By Larry Bodine, Editor in Chief, Lawyers.com Editorial We are on the threshold of a historic decision on individual rights by the Supreme Court of the United States as it considers two cases involving same-sex marriage. The cases about “who you love” could change the laws in 41 states and more than 1,000 federal statutes. Regardless of what is said in the oral arguments, a reading of the merits briefs makes it clear that the Court will have to rule …

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Posted 1 year ago in Gay and Lesbian issues by Aaron Kase  
Historic Gay Marriage Cases Before Supreme Court Next Week

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments next week in two cases that have the potential to change the face of LGBT rights and bring marriage equality to all Americans. In Windsor v. United States, the court will rule on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, which bans federal recognition of same-sex marriage. In Hollingsworth v. Perry, the justices will consider California’s Proposition 8 measure that banned LGBT marriage in the state. The court could uphold the law, …

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Posted 2 years ago in Bankruptcy Creditor/Debtor Insurance Law by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Money & The Law’ Newsletter

How to Make a Property Insurance Claim After Disaster Strikes Hurricanes, blizzards, fires and tornadoes can spell doom for homeowners. If your home has been damaged or destroyed in the wake of a disaster, your property insurance may be the key to rebuilding your life. But there are some important things to know before you file a claim. Find Out More…   LGBT Couples May Be Able to Apply for Retroactive Tax Refunds With the looming possibility that the U.S. …

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Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Family & The Law’ Newsletter

Cohabitation Agreements Protect Relationships More and more couples are living together without being married. For those who do, a cohabitation agreement may be appropriate. This private contract between long-term cohabitants establishes the rights and obligations that married people obtain by law, custom and agreement. Find Out More…   Don’t Spy on Your Cheating Spouse Unexplained absences, furtive phone calls, mysterious credit card charges — these just some of the clues that a spouse may be having an affair. A plethora …

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