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Perry v. Schwarzenegger Resurrects Right of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples
Posted on 30 Aug 2010 by Diana Richmond

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... Read More

High Court Hears Arguments on Privacy of Petition Signers
Posted on 29 Apr 2010 by Bajeerah LaCava

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... Read More

Challenge to Prop 8
Posted on 17 Jun 2009 by Diana Richmond

The constitutional questions in Strauss v. Horton , 2009 Cal. LEXIS 4626 (Cal. May 26, 2009) involve more than just the specific issue of same-sex marriage in California. Another issue is: who is the final authority on an issue of equal protection? In... Read More

When a Same Sex Partner is a "Parent" Required to Pay Child Support
Posted on 4 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

This Emerging Issues Analysis analyzes (1) whether Family Court has subject matter jurisdiction to adjudicate whether a former same sex partner who has no biological or adoptive ties to a child should be chargeable with paying support and (2) whether... Read More

Richmond on the Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry
Posted on 27 May 2009 by Diana Richmond

In In re Marriage Cases , 43 Cal. 4th 757 (Cal. 2008) , the court held that Cal Fam Code § 300 and Cal Fam Code § 308.5 were unconstitutional insofar as their provisions drew a distinction between opposite-sex couples and same-sex couples and... Read More

Texas court denies jurisdiction in same-sex divorce case involving couple married in Massachusetts and rejects same-sex marriage/equal protection arguments: In re J.B. (Aug. 31, 2010)
Posted on 3 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

A Texas appellate court recently reversed a trial court's holding that it had jurisdiction over a same-sex divorce case. Specifically, the trial court held that it had jurisdiction "to hear a suit for divorce filed by persons legally married... Read More