Domestic Partnerships. Legal news and articles for September 29 - 30, 2015

In a time of progress, dramatizing a gay rights landmarkJones to state employees: Put a ring on it for benniesChanges Coming to Domestic Partnerships in BrowardNew York City's Anti-buyout LegislationYork County team delves into deadly tragedies to fight domestic violenceCommon themes connect domestic murders, experts sayJulianne Moore praises LGBT hero at NYC premiere of 'Freeheld'Trial date set for cop who shot Akai GurleyBill Would Ban Health Benefits for Domestic Partners of State EmployeesYoung buyers want to live in the 'burbsReview: Authentic, moving performances elevate 'Freeheld'Great Falls man charged with third assaultAssessing American Foreign Policy Toward ChinaJersey Justice: Julianne Moore and Ellen Page fight for domestic-partner...'The Martian' Looks Forward To A Great Landing; 'The Walk' Begins To Run ...

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Law You Can Use: Recognition of same-sex marriage raises practical questions ...
Logan Daily NewsSeptember 1, 2015

I now have a new partner. Can I legally marry my new partner since my earlier marriage was never recognized here in Ohio? A: No. Unfortunately, you get the burden of that marriage even though you never got the benefit. You will need to terminate your ...more »

The Latest: Kentucky clerk invokes 'God's authority'
WAAYSeptember 1, 2015

He hugged David Moore, his partner of 17 years. They cried as Davis's supporters marched by shouting, "Stand firm." The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to intervene in the case, leaving Davis no legal grounds to refuse to grant licenses. A ...more »

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In a time of progress, dramatizing a gay rights landmark
The Denver PostSeptember 30, 2015

In the course of making the true story about New Jersey police detective Laurel Hester's fight for pension benefits for her domestic partner, Stacie Andree, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality and one of the film's stars, Ellen Page ...more »

Jones to state employees: Put a ring on it for bennies
Lansing State JournalSeptember 30, 2015

There are currently 144 domestic partners enrolled through the program started during Gov. Jennifer Granholm's administration, according to Kurt Weiss, a spokesman for the Office of the State Employer. There also are 132 dependents enrolled through the ...more »

Changes Coming to Domestic Partnerships in Broward
SouthFloridaGayNews.comSeptember 30, 2015

Recently two little words were a big point of contention in Broward County's domestic partnership law — “Reside together.” “I think it made a lot of sense to remove the reside together provisions,” said Broward Vice Mayor Martin Kiar. “And I also want ...more »

New York City's Anti-buyout Legislation
Real Estate WeeklySeptember 30, 2015

By using the loose term “relative,” not only does the owner have to guess what the relationship of the parties may be—brother, sister, mother, mother-in-law, aunt, cousin, for examples, or mere friend—but the law is unclear as to whether domestic...more »

York County team delves into deadly tragedies to fight domestic violence
York DispatchSeptember 30, 2015

York County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team co-chair Anne Acker greets Carroll Township Police Chief Thomas Wargo, left, and Sgt. David Smith before the team's quarterly meeting at the York County Annex Building Thursday, July 30, 2015. She is ...more »

Common themes connect domestic murders, experts say
York DispatchSeptember 30, 2015

Domestic-violence experts Anne Acker and Heather Keller see connections again and again in the roughly 60 domestic homicides they've reviewed as members of the York County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team. "There are common themes that ...more »

Julianne Moore praises LGBT hero at NYC premiere of 'Freeheld'
New York Daily NewsSeptember 30, 2015

The star of “Freeheld,” which tells the real-life tale of a dying New Jersey police lieutenant who fought for the right to give her pension to her same-sex partner, says it's a romance like any other. “It is a gay partnership, a domestic partnership...more »

Trial date set for cop who shot Akai Gurley
Fox5NYSeptember 29, 2015

Liang and his partner were patrolling the staircase of a building in almost total darkness when Liang fired his weapon, striking Gurley, who was unarmed. Protestors from ... His domestic partner Kimberly Ballinger said she will be in court every day ...more »

Bill Would Ban Health Benefits for Domestic Partners of State Employees
WILX-TVSeptember 29, 2015

"I don't believe that the taxpayers should pay for a benefit if they're not so all we're saying today is get married or there won't be this benefit." Current state law allows benefits for domestic partner and their dependents as long as they live ...more »

Young buyers want to live in the 'burbs
Marketplace.orgSeptember 29, 2015

(Household formation is the establishment of new households — typically by young people moving out from their parents' home or a roommate situation, or new families forming though marriage and domestic partnership.) The birth rate has started rising ...more »

Review: Authentic, moving performances elevate 'Freeheld'
SalonSeptember 29, 2015

A year later, they're an established couple, renovating a home and becoming official domestic partners. But then tragedy hits. A persistent pain in Laurel's torso turns out to be advanced lung cancer. Stacie vows the couple will beat the disease ...more »

Great Falls man charged with third assault
Great Falls TribuneSeptember 29, 2015

Ryan Nathan Shea McVey, 42, of Great Falls has been charged with felony Partner Family Member Assault following his third arrest for domestic abuse. According to court documents, McVey was arrested on Sept. 28 after his former girlfriend reported he ...more »

Assessing American Foreign Policy Toward China
Center For American ProgressSeptember 29, 2015

... this former rival into a strategic partner. Chinese leaders still prioritize domestic economic growth and stability above all other policy goals; they still view the U.S.-China bilateral as China's most important foreign policy relationship and ...more »

Jersey Justice: Julianne Moore and Ellen Page fight for domestic-partner...
Film JournalSeptember 29, 2015

Even as she is dying, she embarks on a fight for her right to leave her pension to her young domestic partner Stacie Andree (Oscar-nominated Ellen Page, who co-produced the film). Laurel fights for this right mainly because Stacie is younger and, as an ...more »

'The Martian' Looks Forward To A Great Landing; 'The Walk' Begins To Run ...
DeadlineSeptember 29, 2015

Based on a true story, Freeheld tells the story about a decorated New Jersey detective who is diagnosed with terminator cancer, but faces challenges from county officials when she decides to leave her pension to her domestic partner. Julianne Moore ...more »

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