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ABA Opinion on Judicial Ethics in Performing Same-Sex Marriages

The American Bar Association’s Standing committee on Ethics released a formal opinion last week on guidance for judges performing same-sex marriage: In wake of landmark decision, ABA issues guidance for judges performing same-sex marriages. Their guidance interprets the Model Code of Judicial Conduct. The Formal Opinion 485 incorporates procedures and policies developed for judges in … Continue Reading

Parameters of an LGBT custody case

LGBT relationships are still a relatively new construct in a legal system that has traditionally been focused almost exclusively on two-parent, opposite gendered relationships. Some courts lag behind in addressing custody issues with same-sex partners, mostly due to inexperience and inconsistency in the laws. Because same-sex parents cannot biologically birth children together, the legal definition … Continue Reading

Equal Parent Benefits for All Couples

Suzan and Kimberly McLaughlin, a married lesbian couple, conceived a child using artificial insemination with an anonymous donor in 2011.  When the parties later separated in 2013, Kimberly began restricting Suzan’s access to the child.  Suzan filed a lawsuit seeking to be recognized as a parent that same year.  In April 2016, the trial court … Continue Reading

10 things you shouldn’t ask a lesbian mother

As mainstream society has trended toward embracing gay and lesbian relationships, some unfamiliar people can ask questions that may seem insensitive. Much like any heterosexual couple, there are topics that are private and personal. Both parents are important and equal, no matter the science associated with the creation. Like heterosexual parents, lesbian parents have children … Continue Reading

Have you seen the Campbell’s soup ad featuring two gay dads and their son?

You have to see the adorable Campbell’s soup ad featuring two gay dads and their little boy. The commercial is called The Galaxy’s Best Dads. Larry Sullivan, David Monahan and their adorable son, Cooper, are among the many real-life families featured in a new, heartfelt Campbell’s Soup campaign.  These two men have been together for over … Continue Reading
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