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Same Sex Marriage and Divorce
Update It went down to the wire but New York passed a gay marriage law. This makes New York the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage. It remains to be seen if this is the tipping point for gay rights nationwide. Almost immediately afterward, seven gay couples announced they would sue the state of ... Read more

Washington DC Recognizes Same Sex Marriages
The District of Columbia now recognizes same-sex marriages performed elsewhere under a new law that took effect July 7, 2009. The new law gives marital status to gay and lesbian couples who were legally married in other states and countries. Currently, same-sex marriages are permitted in six states - ... Read more

Same Sex Date Brings an End to Senior Prom
Update The Itawamba County School District in rural Mississippi agreed to pay $35,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of Constance McMillen, a gay teen who wasn’t permitted to bring her girlfriend to the high school prom. The District cancelled ... Read more

Domestic Partnerships: What Protections Exist?
What are your options when you want to protect your partner but the law hasn't caught up yet? ... Read more

eHarmony Settles Same Sex Class Action Lawsuit settled a lawsuit claiming that it discriminated against gay, lesbian, and bi-sexual people. ... Read more

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Orders of protection are good for 1 year unless extended by the court. The due process requires that you get notice of the hearing before it happens and you did get that notice. You can try ...Read more

If you are protected by some sort of civil service or union rules , you will have to look to the rules of the civil service or union to determine if you can be fired for making a racist rema ...Read more

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A transgender student in South Carolina was recently told by school administrators to use the girls’ bathroom, even though he identified as male. During a pep rally, he used the boys’ bath ... Read more


The U.S. Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights has announced thatNew York Presbyterian Hospital will pay a $2.2 million fine for allowing privacy violations to occur while an ABC film crew ... Read more

False Imprisonment

FALSE IMPRISONMENT False imprisonment is the unlawful restraint of a person against his or her will, by someone without legal authority or justification. For example, an armed bank robber yells a ... Read more

What You Should Know About A Hit And Run Accident

When a person is involved in a vehicle accident, they must stop. They are not permitted to leave the scene. It does not matter if they believe they were not at fault for the accident. If they believe ... Read more

What It Takes For Victims to Win Fair Compensation for Accident Injuries

Getting healthy and recovering are usually the first concerns for anyone who was just in a car accident. It will soon become apparent that serious accident injuries also come with financial burdens. Y ... Read more

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