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Kitchen v. Herbert State Appellants’ Brief (02.03.14)

Opening Brief of Appellants (Utah Gov. Herbert and Utah A.G. Reyes)

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Tanco Reply Brief 2013.12.20

2013.12.20. Dkt 46. Plntffs’ Reply ISO PI Mtn

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Frequently Asked Questions About the New Federal Hospital Visitation Rules

On April 15, 2010, President Barack Obama issued a memo directing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to adopt new regulations that would require nearly all hospitals to grant equal visitation rights to all families, not just those based on marriage or biological ties. In the memo, President Obama specifically talked about same-sex…

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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding New Federal Rules on Who Can Make Medical Decisions for You

In September 2011, the federal government issued new rules that strengthen patients’ rights to choose who can make medical decisions for them if they are unable to speak or make decisions on their own behalf. Open pdf

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Relationship Recognition State Laws Summary

Read our fact sheet summarizing state laws regarding relationship recognition for same-sex couples. Download PDF

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Legal Recognition of LGBT Families

This publication provides an overview of the legal rights of LGBT parents and their children in the United States. Download PDF

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Fact Sheet: Adoption by LGBT Parents

A summary of state laws on second parent adoptions. Download PDF

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Divorce for Same-Sex Couples Who Live in Non-Recognition States: A Guide For Attorneys

This publication explains laws that allow same-sex couples who cannot divorce in their home state to divorce in the state where they entered their union. Download PDF

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After DOMA: What It Means

The Supreme Court victory on June 26, 2013 in United States v. Windsor striking down the discriminatory federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) affirms that all loving and committed couples who are married deserve equal legal respect and treatment from the federal government. The demise of DOMA marks a turning point in how the United States government…

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