Topics :: GLBT legal protections

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Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality

By Lewis Whittington | Thursday Jun 26, 2014
Star litigators David Boies and Ted Olson spent the next five years,building the Constitutional case against Prop 8 that led to their victory in the US Supreme Court.

Attorney Elizabeth Hoffman on The Evolving Definition of Family

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday May 15, 2014
Elizabeth Hoffman, a Seattle attorney at family law firm McKinley Irvin shares her extensive experience working with families to sort out a variety of complex custody issues.

Montana City’s Leaders Back Gay Rights Protections

Tuesday May 13, 2014
Bozeman city leaders have given their initial backing to a measure creating protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

Ask Lambda Legal: LGBT Seniors

By EDGE | Tuesday Feb 25, 2014
My partner and I have been together for more than 30 years, and as we advance in age, we’re wondering: will we be able to get each other’s Social Security benefits if one of us lives longer than the other?

Legal Blog Seeks Recognition from High Court

By Mark Sherman | Saturday Nov 9, 2013
Tom Goldstein’s SCOTUSblog tries to steer clear of conflicts by routinely acknowledging when his firm is involved in cases the blog writes about. But the court itself is unsure how to deal with this.

CA’s Gov. Brown Signs Immigrant, Youth Bills

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Thursday Oct 17, 2013
Protections for LGBT foster youth are among the bills California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law.

Navigating the Financial Pitfalls of Marriage Equality

By Angela Giampolo | Tuesday Dec 18, 2012
Although the U.S. incentivizes marriage with lower tax rates, insurance benefits and property rights, these benefits have not been extended to LGBT couples.

"Same-Sex Legal Kit for Dummies" Now Available

Sunday Nov 18, 2012
"The Same-Sex Legal Kit for Dummies" is the first Dummies reference guide to comprehensively address the legal issues facing the LGBT Community, including estate planning, marriage equality, adoption, surrogacy, artificial insemination, immigration, hous

Housing & Mortgages for Gay & Lesbian Couples

Tuesday Mar 22, 2011
"Most states do not recognize lesbian and gay relationships," says attorney Joan M. Burda. "The laws in those states were not written with the legal rights of lesbian and gay couples in mind. Many states predicate their property statutes on marriage"

Straight, Gay Couples Embrace Prenups (But Not Necessarily Marriage)

By Leanne Italie | Monday Feb 21, 2011
Not all couples put a ring on it, but living together without getting married doesn’t preclude the possibility of a prenup-like agreement - just in case love doesn’t last.
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