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Will Obergefell expand the definition of family in the wake of expanding marriage?

I ran across an interesting law review article from Susan Frelich Appleton out of Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law called Obergefell’s Liberties: All in the Family. The article joins the debate about whether the Obergefell case only protects liberty against the interference by the state regarding the right to marry (public liberty) or … Continue Reading

Corpus Christi Court of Appeals reverses dismissal of LGBT non-parent’s custody case

This week, the Corpus Christi Court of Appeals reversed a case out of Victoria regarding the rights of a same-sex nonparent. The trial court had dismissed the suit seeking parental rights filed by the nonparent spouse of a same-sex lesbian couple. Background: The couple was in a same-sex relationship and decided that one partner would … Continue Reading

Marriage Equality – The Whole Enchilada!

With drama and historic significance, the US Supreme Court held today that same sex couples have a Constitutional right to marry. In so doing, they held that state bans against same sex marriage are unconstitutional. They also held that states must recognize marriages from other states. Technically, the decision won’t take effect until the mandate … Continue Reading
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