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Local charity drops Catholic affiliation, will place kids with couples in ...
WPSD Local 6February 1, 2012

In June, Illinois lawmakers made it legal for same-sex couples to enter into civil unions, meaning they have the same rights as married couples. That includes the ability to become foster parents. With the new law came the stipulation that any ...more »

Gay rights in Washington: A timeline
Seattle Post IntelligencerFebruary 1, 2012

COM STAFF -- 1976: The Dorian Group, a lunch gathering for Seattle's gay and lesbian business folk, publicizes its existence at a lunch featuring Republican US Rep. Joel Pritchard. First talk of gay civil rights bill for Washington State.more »

Family Law News and Stories

Drug Death Leads Family to Call for New Laws
WOIFebruary 3, 2012

by Jessica Daley The family of one the drug overdose victims has a newfound cause: lobbying the state legislature to get two new laws on the books. Chad Nauman, 35, died after taking drugs at the Motel Relax in Urbandale in August 2010.more »

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Lawyer targeted by Bar
Jackson Clarion LedgerFebruary 8, 2012

Last week, Hinds County Chancery Judge Dewayne Thomas had Brown, 55, jailed in the guardianship case of De Mon McClinton, who as a teenager had inherited at least $3 million from his mother, Rebecca Henry McClinton, who was Henry's daughter.more »

Divorce & Separation
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Politician Blasted for Support of Islamic Law
Spiegel OnlineFebruary 3, 2012

Hartloff, a politician from the center-left Social Democrats, made clear that he was referring specifically to family law issues such as divorce settlements and alimony, but also certain instances of contract law in which devout Muslims seek to avoid ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Newark Special Ed Settlement, A Decade in the Details
NJ SpotlightFebruary 1, 2012

said Ruth Lowenkron, an attorney with the Newark-based Education Law Center who helped first bring the case in 2001. "I don't know." The complaint was led by a group of parents who contended that their children were being denied the right to prompt ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Infertility rates rising for Canadian couples
Calgary HeraldFebruary 16, 2012

In 1992, 8.5 per cent of women age 18 to 44 who were married or living common-law were considered infertile. In 1984, the figure was 5.4 per cent. Not only are the emotional, physical and financial costs to couples substantial, the researchers write, ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Hank Plante on Prop 8: The Arc of History is Clear
CalbuzzFebruary 8, 2012

“Had Marilyn Monroe's film been called 'How to Register a Domestic Partnership with a Millionaire,' it would not have conveyed the same meaning as did her famous movie, even though the underlying drama for same-sex couples is no different.more »

Mortuary Law
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Tulsa attorney, Civil War authority Murray Stewart dies at 80
Tulsa WorldFebruary 5, 2012

31 at Moore's Southlawn Funeral Home, with burial at Fort Gibson National Cemetery. Stewart, a Broken Arrow attorney, became interested in Civil War history when trying to learn more about his grandfather, who had fought for the Confederacy in Missouri ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Domestic violence, mental health calls up for Shawnigan
Canada.comFebruary 3, 2012

By Kevin Rothbauer, Citizen February 3, 2012 A variety of factors could be leading to an upswing in domestic violence and mental health-related calls to police in the Shawnigan Lake area, according to the detachment commander.more »

Name Changes
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City, Howard Co. weighing expansion of growler beer sales
Baltimore SunFebruary 4, 2012

But many Maryland brewers and restaurant owners are prohibited from selling growlers and are pushing for a change in state law. Statewide restrictions limit the sale of growlers to brewpubs that make their own beer on the premises and sell food, ...more »

Foster Care
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Children in need of adoption, foster parents
Wetumpka HeraldFebruary 4, 2012

Wednesday marked the start of foster care/adoption month throughout the state, and help is needed locally. Janet Mann, social service caseworker for the Elmore County Department of Human Resources, said there are about 6000 children in foster care in ...more »

Paternity Suits
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HC reserves order on ND Tiwari's paternity suit
Daily BhaskarFebruary 29, 2012

Referring to the court's remark in its September 23 order that Tiwari's failure in giving his blood sample for DNA test may lead to an adverse inference against him, while deciding the paternity suit, the petition said that such an inference is not the ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Gay marriage opponents receive $1 million for campaign
MyNorthwest.comFebruary 3, 2012

Backholm's group was among those who unsuccessfully tried to overturn the state's 2009 expansion of domestic partnership rights for gay and lesbian couples, known as the "everything but marriage" bill. The law was upheld by 53 percent of voters.more »

State Child Protection
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Lt. Gov. Reeves presents agenda
SunHerald.comFebruary 2, 2012

Reeves said he supports the proposed Child Protection Act and other measures to protect children in Mississippi. These include mandatory reporting of physical or sexual abuse of a minor within 48 hours of someone learning about it, especially when ...more »


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