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Two contacts this week reminded me why I am passionate about my work to create stable families with two legal parents. First, I received a call from a couple that was adopting though CPS and was refused by the judge just two hours before the adoption hearing – solely because they were a lesbian couple. ...
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The Masterpiece Cakeshop case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court is very important to our families.  Religious freedom/liberty are important to our society – but not when they are used as an excuse for discrimination.   This brief makes the arguments for our families.  Please follow what is happening with this case. Brief of Amici...
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The attorney mentioned in this article, Michelle Zavos, has been my friend and colleague for 30 years.  We both wish our clients’ families were secure without second-parent adoptions – and someday they will be – just not yet.   Please read, and listen, to the NPR piece. http://www.npr.org/2017/09/22/551814731/same-sex-spouses-turn-to-adoption-to-protect-parental-rights “One thing happening around the country that...
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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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