Julian Washington still keeps a book by his desk used in a previous career as a lawyer called Advising Gay and Lesbian Clients: A Guide for Lawyerspublished in The book covers various aspects of estate planning for same-sex couples, including wills, powers of attorney, tax planning, parental rights and other topics of relevance to LGBTQ people. Today, thanks to the legalization of same-sex marriage in countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada and more recently in the United States, estate, financial and tax planning are largely the same for gay and straight unions.
Posted by Dara Donelson on Jul 4, Who can you talk to? Discussing it with someone who has been through the same experience is one of the most important things you can do.
The state of Alabama does not currently recognize same-sex marriages and has a ban on gay marriage written into the Alabama Constitution. However, the Department of Health and Human Services issued guidelines in March reiterating that same-sex couples, who were legally married in any of the states that currently authorize gay marriage, are entitled to the same coverage as heterosexual couples. Article continues below.
But, whether gay, straight, trans or any other combination, when two people come together to date or to get serious, they face the same highs and lows that surface in any relationship. These early forays into relationships are familiar to any love persuasion. Basically, regardless of who you love, when two people get together, you begin to delve into a wonderful, albeit complex, world. What can add to the complexity for same-sex couples, however, is the outside world.
The definition of a domestic partnership is when two people live together and are involved in an interpersonal relationship sharing their domestic life as if married, however they are not legally married. Domestic partner is a term often used in health insurance to describe who may be covered by a family health policy. Being in a domestic partnership involves being in a committed relationship.
Photo by Melinda Green. When the Supreme Court took up the issue of gay marriage last month, Justice Antonin Scalia claimed that experts debate whether same-sex parents are bad for children. Siegel, a School of Medicine professor of pediatrics, coauthored a reportpublished by the American Academy of Pediatrics the week before the court case, arguing that three decades of research concur that kids of gay parents are doing just fine.
France may look highly progressive, given its legalization of same-sex marriage five years ago. But French society is more conservative than it seems, a fact manifesting as now-married LGBT couples try to adopt. July 25,
Heterosexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction or sexual behavior between persons of the opposite sex or gender. Along with bisexuality and homosexualityheterosexuality is one of the three main categories of sexual orientation within the heterosexual—homosexual continuum. The term heterosexual or heterosexuality is usually applied to humansbut heterosexual behavior is observed in all mammals and in other animals, as it is necessary for sexual reproduction.
Same-sex couples are free in that regard. Last summer a study, the largest one on same-sex parenting, found that kids of gay couples were healthier and happier than kids of straight couples. Here are five things that straight couples can learn from their same-sex couple friends.