Category Archives: Same-Sex Marriage

Determining Parentage in Same Sex Marriage

Obergefell v. Hodges, the landmark 2015  Supreme Court case in which the Court held in a 5–4 decision that same-sex couples the right to marry, leaves in its wake issues regarding the parentage of children of these marriages. With the … Continue reading

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Perspectives on Same -Sex Parent Families

Marriages by gays and lesbians have produced wide range of family structures challenging legal and social science experts who have yet to come to terms with them. Studies estimate that between one and nine million children in the United States … Continue reading

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Freedom to Marry

Nearly 44 percent of the U.S. population lives in a state where same-sex marriage is permitted, and over 46 percent of the U.S. population lives in a state with either marriage or a broad legal status such as civil union … Continue reading

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Same-Sex Divorce

About 1 percent of the total number of currently married or registered gay couples get divorced each year, according to a survey by the Williams Institute. By comparison about 2 percent of the total number of married straight couples divorce … Continue reading

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Divorce is Different for Same-Sex Couples

Getting married may not have the economic benefits for gay people because they earn more and have lower unemployment than straight couples, according to a recent survey, and marriage isn’t always beneficial between same-sex couples especially when it comes to … Continue reading

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Same-Sex Divorce Not Easy

As a result of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), married same-sex couples in the now 13 states and the District of Columbia where such unions are legal become eligible for equal benefits under numerous … Continue reading

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The Equitable Parent and Same-Sex Divorce

When same-sex couples divorce, the spouse who is not a biological or adoptive parent may be granted custody or visitation as an equitable parent. In this situation, one of the partners is the natural parent of the child who considers … Continue reading

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She Loves Me Not

While the Supreme Court struggles with weighty questions about gay marriage and the Defense of Marriage Act, the attorney general of Washington State moved to enforce that state’s law against discrimination against a florist who claimed that her relationship with … Continue reading

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Marriage in the (Dis)united States

Only one thing is certain the wake of the Supreme Court arguments about same-sex marriage, and that is that nothing is certain about what the high court will decide. And it looks like the decision could raise as many questions … Continue reading

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