Family law

IRS signals recognition of DPs as spouses, accepts deduction for sex reassignment surgery

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November 21, 2011

Professor Pat Cain's Same Sex Tax Law Blog reports three recent IRS pronouncements that have gotten little attention and should get more. Most interesting, a letter from the office of Chief Counsel informs an Illinois taxpayer that different-sex partners in a civil union will be treated as husband and wife for purposes of filing a […]

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Social science research on lgbt parenting past, present and future

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November 9, 2011

On Thursday night, the Williams Institute is sponsoring a discussion of lgbt parenting research featuring an international panel of renowned scholars. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 1608 Rhode Island Ave, NW, Washington, DC from 6 to 7 pm. Speakers include: Nanette Gartrell (photo) and Henny Bos […]

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The week ahead: November 7, 2011

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November 6, 2011

Tuesday November 8 – Los Angeles – UCLA Professor Mignon Moore, a member of the Williams Institute Faculty Advisory Committee, will discuss her new book, Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships and Motherhood Among Black Women, at UCLA Law School Room 1357, 12:15 to 1:30 pm.  Also November 8 – Election day, though not many races […]

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Notes from Brazil: the new appellate decision on marriage and an upsurge in anti-gay violence

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November 2, 2011

From a lawyer friend in Sao Paulo: The decision of Brazil's highest Federal Appeals Court (Superior Tribunal de Justi├ža) that same sex couples can legally marry went one step further than the Brazilian Supreme Court. It is certain to be challanged in the Brazilian Supreme Court, where the outcome is uncertain. Three of the Justices who […]

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The week ahead: October 31, 2011

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October 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 1 – New York – The NYC LGBT Bar Association is sponsoring a CLE program on The Impact of Marriage Equality in New York. The event will be held from 6 to 8 pm at the LGBT Community Center. Discussion "will focus on many of the areas potentially impacted by marriage equality in New […]

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Two powerful new reports on lgbt families and youth

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October 25, 2011

Two major reports came out today that have the potential to significantly influence policy debates in their respective, related areas. A trio of organizations published All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families, which spells out in more than 100 pages (with more than 450 footnotes) the ways in which anti-gay policies […]

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