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High Court Hears Arguments on Privacy of Petition Signers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Individuals who signed a referendum petition opposing Washington state's "everything but marriage" same-sex domestic partner law have a right to keep their identities private, an attorney representing the signers argued on April 28 before the U.S. Supreme...

Perry v. Schwarzenegger Resurrects Right of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

By Diana Richmond, Partner, Sideman & Bancroft, L.L.P. “In December 2010, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will decide whether same-sex couples can marry in California,” writes Diana Richmond. “The U.S. District Court ruled it unconstitutional to deny same-sex couples the same...

Ninth Circuit Conducts Oral Argument on Proposition 8, Marriage for Same-Sex Couples, by Diana Richmond

By Diana Richmond, Partner, Sideman & Bancroft LLP This Emerging Issues Analysis examines the December 6, 2010 oral argument, heard by a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, on whether Proposition 8, limiting the right to marry to opposite-sex couples, violates the U.S. Constitution...

Same-Sex Parents Raising Children May Both Be Recognized As Legal Parents

By Amy Rose and Cathy Sakimura Charisma R. v. Kristina S. , 175 Cal. App. 4th 361 (2009), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ] , holds that a woman may be a presumed parent of a child born during a same-sex domestic partnership...

Same-Sex Parents Raising Children May Both Be Recognized As Legal Parents

By Amy Rose and Cathy Sakimura Charisma R. v. Kristina S. , 175 Cal. App. 4th 361 (2009), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ] , holds that a woman may be a presumed parent of a child born during a same-sex domestic partnership...