Family law

AR to vote on gay foster, adoption ban

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August 27, 2008

Adoption, foster ban cleared for Ark. ballot – Washington Blade A proposal to ban unmarried couples living together from fostering or adopting children will appear on this fall's ballot. Secretary of State Charlie Daniels certified the proposed initiated act for the Nov. 4 ballot after verifying that the Arkansas Family Council Action Committee had submitted […]

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All conventions are political

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August 25, 2008

As has happened this year with the upcoming AALS annual conference, professional organizations often find themselves having to navigate local politics and calls for boycotts when selecting a location for their annual meetings. The American Political Science Association is in the midst of such a debate now, over whether to proceed with the choice of […]

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Catholic adoption agency in UK to accept s/s couples

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July 31, 2008

Two years ago, in what the Boston Globe called "a stunning turn of events," the Catholic Charities of Boston announced that it would cease its adoption services, which had been its founding mission, rather than comply with a Massachusetts law prohibiting it from refusing to serve gay adoptive parents. The agency acted on the basis […]

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A constitutional right to parity for s/s couples … in Ecuador

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July 29, 2008

Ecuador offers parity for same-sex unions — Queer Lesbian Gay News — Gay.com Ecuador's draft constitution, which promises "socialism for the 21st century" and expands the powers of the country's leftist president, has been approved by a majority of the National Assembly. The constitution, the Andean nation's 20th, now goes to a national referendum Sept. […]

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Family law in the legislative trenches

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July 27, 2008

For a highly regarded scholar of family law, Nancy Polikoff (AU) is amazingly engaged as an activist — which is to say, she actually takes on major projects and does them, rather than simply describing herself as an activist. Currently, she is pressing the DC City Council to amend that jurisdiction’s law on alternative parenting. […]

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