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Domestic Partnerships

Like civil unions, domestic partnerships extend benefits, rights and responsibilities to same-sex couples. Counties, cities, states and even corporate employers may extend domestic partnership benefits to both same-and opposite-sex couples. States with domestic partnership registries include Alaska, California, Hawaii (Reciprocal Benefits), Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington and the District of Columbia. The benefits of […]

COMMENTARY: Marriage Rights and the Myth of Activist Judges

by Linda Holmes, J.D. June 18, 2008 Yesterday was the first day same-sex couples were able to marry in California. The California Supreme Court gay marriage case that granted that right — the undramatically named In Re Marriage Cases — has started, or restarted, debates about privacy, family and civil rights. But it also has […]

Family Law

Websites General Family Law – General family law site from the ‘Lectric Law Library. (Last revised in 2005.) ABA Section on Family Law – Links to family law web sites, compiled by the ABA. International Family Law – Links to country-specific information on divorce, child custody, child abduction, and more. Marriage and relationships Marriage Laws […]


Lea en español The Legal Benefits of Marriage Related GetLegal.TV Videos Click here for more family law videos Persons who are legally married have long enjoyed a wide range of benefits in the United States, including: Employment benefits—health insurance, family leave, bereavement leave Family benefits—adoption rights, joint foster care rights, property division upon separation or […]