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Posts tagged "Same-Sex Partners"

HHS issues guidelines regarding health plans and same-sex couples

Same-sex couples who got married in a state in which same-sex marriages are legal but who live in a state that does not recognize such marriages as valid generally don't have access to the same sorts of things that heterosexual married couples do.

Judge: Texas' ban on same-sex marriage violates U.S. Constitution

Yesterday, the federal judge who heard the request a pair of same-sex couples made for a preliminary injunction barring enforcement of Texas' same-sex marriage ban has made a decision on the request. The decision, while not having any immediate effects on the state of things in Texas, is one that advocates of same-sex marriage likely find very encouraging.

In a twist, court orders sperm donor to pay child support: Part 2

In the previous post, we discussed a headline-grabbing case involving a same-sex couple and a sperm donor. At the point we left off, one of the women had lost her job, so she was unable provide financial support for her child. Her former partner sought state assistance to make up for this deficit. However, the state of Kansas soon became involved.

Judge deciding on injunction in same-sex marriage ban case

This week, a hearing was held in a case we discussed in a previous post. The case in question is the constitutional challenge a Plano same-sex couple has brought against Texas' same-sex marriage ban in a federal court. Also plaintiffs in this case are a same-sex couple from Austin that got married in another state.

DOD and Texas National Guard resolve same-sex benefits dispute

Sometimes, state and federal rules conflict. One issue that such conflicts have recently come up in connection to is the issue of spousal benefits for same-sex couples. How disputes arising in relation to such conflicts are ultimately resolved can have major effects on same-sex couples

Same-sex couple in Plano challenges Texas' same-sex marriage ban

Texas law limits marriage to heterosexual couples. This can lead to same-sex couples who are in long-term relationships facing challenges when it comes to family law issues, as they do not have access to the same legal protections and mechanisms that married heterosexual couples do. This is one of the reasons why it can be particularly important for same-sex couples to consult with a family law attorney with experience in same-sex couple legal matters when a family law issue arises. Such attorneys can help a same-sex couple address family law issues through the means currently available.

Texas Supreme Court to hear cases regarding same-sex marriage ban

Same-sex marriage is currently banned here in Texas. This ban has given rise to many legal questions. Sometimes, when questions arise in connection to a state's laws, the state's supreme court will consider such questions and give answers to them.

Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage could affect Texans

You have likely heard about the Supreme Court's recent rulings affecting same-sex couples. One effectively ended California's ban on same-sex marriage, and will likely have a more limited effect geographically. The other struck down portions of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, commonly called DOMA, which prevented the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages performed in states that permitted them.