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Marriage Equality Legislation

With Same- Sex Marriage Comes Same- Sex Divorce

While most Americans are still celebrating last week’s landmark Supreme Court decision which legalized gay marriage in all 50 states, others are already beginning to question what this means for potential same- sex divorce. The Huffington Post recently featured a piece that detailed the journey of two women that were legally married in Massachusetts in…

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Everyone Deserves the Right to Divorce, Kentucky Agrees

A Jefferson Family Court judge granted Kentucky’s first same-sex divorce. Judge Joseph O’Reilly permitted the divorce of two Louisville women who were legally married in Massachusetts.   While Judge O’Reilly issued this decision on December 29th, 2014, he waited until now to publicize the decision “so that it would become and couldn’t be challenged.” However,…

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NY Courts Extend More Parental Rights to Same-Sex Partners

The New York Supreme Court recently had to decide an issue of child custody and visitation in a same-sex marriage. In Wendy G-M v. Erin G-M, during their marriage, one spouse underwent artificial insemination, became pregnant and gave birth to a child.  The question for the court in this case is whether the other spouse, the…

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