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Judge who offered couple same-sex adoption now marries them

For some people, finding a penny heads-up would mean good luck. A found $5 bill might mean a good week. Other lost items might be turned into the lost and found by a Good Samaritan. However, Dallas and Collin residents may be interested to know that for one same-sex couple in New York, a discovery in a subway station was more precious than any amount of money or lost item.

Texas bill could give same-sex couples legal protections

Currently, the Texas Marriage Amendment mandates that marriage is defined as a union between one man and one woman. This law bars same-sex couples from having many of the same legal rights as opposite-sex couples have. However, this could be about to change, as any Texas same-sex family attorney knows, due to the introduction of a bill, which if passed, would allow civil unions between same-sex couples.

Bill will let same-sex adoptive parents to have both names on birth certificate

The purpose of adoption is often to give a home to a child who might otherwise be abandoned or left in state-run child care. Adoption also enriches the lives of the adoptive parents, bringing new life to couples who may not be able to have children. As anyDallas gay adoption rights attorney knows, the state of Texas requires that a birth certificate be signed by a man as the father, and by a woman as the mother, leaving same-sex couples who adopt with only one of them as the parent on the birth certificate.

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