Archive for the ‘Domestic Partnership’ category

Law Professors Urge New York’s High Court to Protect Functional Parent-Child Relationships Columbia Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Submits Statewide Amicus Brief on Behalf of 45 Family Law Scholars from All 15 Law Schools New York, February 9, 2016 – Professors from every one of New York’s 15 law schools are urging the state’s highest […]

This week the British government introduced a bill into Parliament that would allow same-sex couples to marry.   While the bill may signal progress on the issue of marriage equality in Britain, some details about the bill and the circumstances surrounding it are worth noting: – Britain now has a civil status called “Civil Partnerships” which […]

Columbia Law School Press Release: Columbia Law School Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Helped Equality Florida Draft Legislation The Key West City Commission voted unanimously on February 22 to pass an equal benefits ordinance that requires companies doing business with Key West to provide domestic partners with benefits equal to those offered to married employees. […]

Students in Columbia Law School Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Helped Equality Florida Draft Legislation New York, Nov. 22, 2011—The Broward County Commission voted unanimously on November 8 to pass an Equal Benefits Ordinance that requires companies doing business with Broward County to provide domestic partners with benefits equal to those offered to married employees. […]

It’s funny, when I was writing my dissertation many years ago, my adviser said to me: “Katherine, you’re really a libertarian when it comes to gender, aren’t you?”  At the time I resisted the moniker, but is “libertarian” worse than “liberationist”?  Who, on the 4th of July of all days, wouldn’t want to be called […]

Listen to Professor Katherine Franke discuss what happens to domestic partnerships – both straight and gay – now that gay marriage is legal in New York on today’s Brian Lehrer show: Thursday, June 30, 2011 Episode: In the Right: The legalization of same-sex marriage in New York may complicate domestic partnerships and civil unions. Hear […]

Congratulations to the Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic, who will be honored tonight at the PA Diversity Network’s GLBT Community Awards Celebration for their work on the Allentown Domestic Partnership ordinance!

This is exactly what I was worried about when I wrote the Op-ed in the New York Times last week.  From today’s Wall Street Journal: Gay Couples Losing Perks Legal Same-Sex Marriage in State Leads Companies to Cut Partner Benefits By JOANN S. LUBLIN And DANA MATTIOLI The legalization of gay marriage in New York […]

From today’s New York Times (and the headline wasn’t my choice, I preferred Marriage: It’s Complicated).  It’s hysterical that the Times is running ads for diamond wedding rings right above the Op-ed. Marriage Is a Mixed Blessing WILL the New York State Legislature ultimately put itself on the right side of history by allowing same-sex […]

Last Friday Heath and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued new regulations instructing states that they could “offer same-sex couples many of the same financial and asset protections available to opposite-sex couples when a partner is entering a nursing home or care facility.”  The new rules relate to states’ ability to place a lien on […]

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