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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 »

Man charged with homicide in death of baby sitter
Bloomington PantagraphFebruary 1, 2012

Prosecutors charged a Utah man Tuesday with child abuse homicide in the overdose death of his teenage baby sitter whose body was found in a shallow grave more than a month after she was reported missing. Suspect Eric Millerberg also faces charges of ...more »

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Local Attorneys Offer Free Legal Clinics This Month
News Channel 7February 1, 2012

9 - Family law issues (separation, divorce and custody/visitation), featuring attorney Leon L. Campbell. The clinic will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Spartanburg County Public Library-Main Branch located at 151 S. Church St. in Spartanburg.more »

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Leagle.comFebruary 13, 2012

... based on the father's failure to exercise a minimum degree of parental care in providing proper supervision or guardianship, by unreasonably inflicting harm or creating a substantial risk thereof (see Fam Ct Act § 1012 [f] [i] [B]; § 1046 [b] [i]).more »

Divorce & Separation
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'Review divorce laws to protect women, kids'
Times of IndiaFebruary 5, 2012

The Planning Commission's working group on Women's Agency and Empowerment, headed by the secretary of the women and child development ministry, has in its report suggested removing all discriminatory provisions in existing laws that link a woman's ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Bill to address minorities' RTE concerns in next session: Sibal
Times of IndiaFebruary 4, 2012

NEW DELHI: Human Resource Development Minister, Kapil Sibal, assured that the government is committed to address the concerns of the minority institutions with regards to the provisions of Right of Children for Free and Compulsory Education Act, ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Infertility rates rising for Canadian couples
Victoria Times ColonistFebruary 15, 2012

In 1992, 8.5 per cent of women age 18 to 44 who were married or living common-law were considered infertile. Not only are the emotional, physical and financial costs to couples substantial, the researchers write, but the health system also has to bear ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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The Beginning of the End of the Anti-Same-Sex-Marriage Movement
Justia VerdictFebruary 7, 2012

The following year, in 2007, the Washington State legislature adopted a domestic partnership law, granting same-sex couples the right to register for a formal status that came with some, but not all, of the rights and obligations of marriage.more »

Mortuary Law
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Address pension fund concerns now
Greenville NewsFebruary 5, 2012

We're working on the following obituaries for Sunday morning's paper: Andrea D. Propes of Easley (Dillard Funeral Home); Joan Kilpatrick Gillespie of Richmond, VA (Howze Mortuary); Ellis Center of Landrum (Wood Mortuary); Harry E. Knox Jr. of ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Helping Victims of Teen Dating Domestic Violence
KFYR-TVFebruary 4, 2012

But it is also Teen Dating Domestic Violence Awareness month, and there`s one place in town you can go to if you need help. The Abused Adult Resource Center in Bismarck provides help to those who feel like something is not right in their relationship.more »

Name Changes
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Pro-marijuana group draws ire for name, POW logo use
USA TODAYFebruary 1, 2012

"That is all we can legally do, calling upon them to do what is right and responsible." Solo said Veterans For Weed concentrates on trying to change laws that put marijuana users in jail. Use of the VFW name and the altered POW/MIA logo are a way of ...more »

Foster Care
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Jimmy Wayne Takes a Stand Once Again for Foster Children
Taste of CountryFebruary 4, 2012

If it passes, the bill Wayne is supporting would eliminate the sunset for the Transitioning Youth Act — a program that provides assistance to foster children between the ages of 18-21 once they age out of the foster care system.more »

Paternity Suits
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What Would Wilt Chamberlin Do?
The Husky HaulFebruary 29, 2012

And not a single pregnancy or paternity suit? How likely is that? No doubt the Dipper did often (it's a pun) but, as is evident throughout the book, the most dominating basketball player of all time could still be unnecessarily prone to hyperbole.more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Blacks Should Stand With Gays on Marriage Equality
The RootFebruary 9, 2012

With the 2012 session of the Maryland General Assembly now under way, African-Americans in Maryland will soon play a pivotal role in the effort to advance equality for gays and lesbians as the legislature considers granting marriage rights to thousands ...more »

State Child Protection
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With abortion measure, Republican 'mini-mayors' are at it again
Washington PostFebruary 3, 2012

“The District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” introduced by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), would prohibit abortions beyond the 20th week after fertilization. Modeled after laws in Nebraska, Kansas, Idaho, Oklahoma and Alabama, ...more »


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