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The good news is that Arizona’s highest court recognized a birth mother’s wife as a legal parent. The bad news is that she had to spend four years and lots of money to be recognized as her child’s mother. The legal trend is going in the right direction and more courts in liberal states are...
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Just because the Texas legislature is discouraging LGBT folks from adopting, don’t be discouraged.   My office has a referral list of agencies that would LOVE to work with LGBT adoptive parents.   Just ask.   I am proud to have worked with Curry on this Fact Sheet/FAQs and encourage everyone to support the wonderful...
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This is a very informative article on Regan Kibby, a 19 year old in the United States Navel Academy, who is asking a federal court for a preliminary injunction to block President Trump’s intention to ban transgender service members from serving in the military. “My main motivation for becoming part of this lawsuit was a...
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Hurricane Harvey: How You Can Help Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
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Thank you to Equality Texas, Texas Freedom Network, my clients who stepped up to the cause and all the individuals who worked tirelessly to defeat the “bathroom bill”. Together we made a difference!! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+...
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I am proud to be on the NCLR National Family Law Advisory Council. The following is their press release regarding Trump’s transgender service member announcement: NCLR’s Shannon Price Minter responds to Trump’s announcement regarding transgender service members “In three tweets, Trump is purporting to fire 15,000 transgender service members” (Washington, D.C., July 26, 2017)—Today, Trump...
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The 2017 Texas Law, HB 3859, which allows broad discrimination by adoption agencies will undoubtedly harm the thousands of children who have already been abused or neglected by their birth parents and desperately need loving homes. The law allows agencies to discriminate because of any “sincerely held religious belief.” Private adoption agencies can already set...
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Today’s New York Times article explains why second-parent adoptions are still highly recommended for LGBTQ families. I’ve highlighted a few important points below, but the entire article is a must read: “You can be completely respected and protected as a family in one state and be a complete legal stranger to your children in another....
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While it feels really great for a birth mother’s wife to be listed on a Texas birth certificate, the Wren case (Beaumont court of Appeals, 2017) clearly shows why lesbian couples cannot rely on a birth certificate alone to establish parentage for the second mother. Two women, CW and AE, were married in Connecticut in...
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