the final word regarding rights for same - sex couples has yet to be written . SAME - SEX COUPLE EQUALITY IN NEW JERSEY Although New Jersey was
not the first among the 50 states to grant equality to same - sex couples , it has
been far ...
Author: Stephen J. Hyland
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Provides advice for same-sex couples on their domestic rights and responsibilites in New Jersey.
A decision by the Supreme Court of New Jersey illustrates this rationale: To
comply with this constitutional mandate, the Legislature must either amend the marriage statutes to include same-sex couples or create a parallel statutory
Author: Macarena Sáez
This book shows six different realities of same-sex families. They range from full recognition of same-sex marriage to full invisibility of gay and lesbian individuals and their families. The broad spectrum of experiences presented in this book share some commonalities: in all of them legal scholars and civil society are moving legal boundaries or thinking of spaces within rigid legal systems for same-sex families to function. In all of them there have been legal claims to recognize the existence of same-sex families. The difference between them lies in the response of courts. Regardless of the type of legal system, when courts have viewed claims of same-sex couples and their families as problems of individual rights, they have responded with a constitutional narrative protecting same-sex couples and their families. When courts respond to these claims with rigid concepts of what a family is and what marriage is as if legal concepts where unmodifiable, same-sex couples have remained outside the protection of the law. Until forty years ago marriage was the only union considered legitimate to form a family. Today more than 30 countries have granted rights to same sex couples, including several that have opened up marriage to couples of the same sex. Every day there is a new bill being discussed or a new claim being brought to courts seeking formal recognition of same sex couples. Not all countries are open to changing their legal structures to accommodate same-sex couples, but even those with no visible changes are witnessing new voices in their communities challenging the status quo and envisioning more flexible legal systems.
same sex couples who had been in In the landmark case of Lewis v. Harris,125
permanent committed relationships for a number of years challenged the
constitutionality of the New Jersey's marriage statutes. The New Jersey Supreme
Author: Alan M. Grosman
Whether you are a general practitioner or specialize in family law, New Jersey Family Law, Second Edition will provide the tools to help you work more effectively. You'll find a clear and in-depth presentation of the grounds for divorce and annulment, equitable distribution of marital property, premarital and property settlement agreements, adoption, alimony, child support, and the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA). The practice of family law has changed dramatically over the past several decades and continues to develop. This well-indexed, single volume puts the most timely information at your fingertips, with coverage of critical topics including: • Custody and visitation • Calculation of alimony and child support • Trials, pre-trial and post-judgment motion practice • Domestic violence • Marital torts • Discovery • Divorce taxation The authors have expanded the discussion of mediation, arbitration, and equitable distribution, and added analysis on the creation and dissolution of civil unions in the Second Edition, plus added 87 essential matrimonial forms to save you valuable time. This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.
couples.40 It has been reported that numerous joint adoptions by same- sex couples have also been granted in California ... See New Jersey Becomes First
State to Allow Joint Adoption by Lesbian and Gay Couples, ACLU Freedom
Author: Yuval Merin
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Social Science
During the past three decades, nations all over the world have been debating whether to allow same-sex couples to marry, or at least grant these couples various rights associated with marriage. In Equality for Same-Sex Couples, Yuval Merin presents the first comparative study of the legal regulation of same-sex partnerships worldwide, as well as a unique survey of the status of same-sex couples in Europe. Merin begins by providing a historical overview of the transformation of marriage from antiquity to the present. He then identifies and critically compares four principal models for the legal regulation and recognition of same-sex partnerships: civil marriage, registered partnership, domestic partnership, and cohabitation. Merin concludes that all of the models except civil marriage discriminate against gays and lesbians just as the "separate but equal" doctrine discriminated against African Americans; thus, so-called alternatives to marriage, even if they provide the same rights and benefits as marriage, are inherently unequal and therefore unconstitutional.
Outside of Iowa, it is the only region where same-sex marriage is legal: Maine,
Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Maryland,
and Washington, D.C. Civil unions are legal in New Jersey, Delaware, and
Author: Jason Pierceson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Family & Relationships
Same-Sex Marriage in the United States tells the story of the legal and cultural shift, its backlash, and how it has evolved over the past 15 years.
As ofthe end of2010: • Five states (Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New
Hampshire, and vermont) and the District of Columbia were issuing legal marriage licenses to same-sex partners. • Six states (California, Maryland, New Jersey, New ...
Author: Tricia Andryszewski
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
This book examines the history of the gay rights movement in the United States And The struggle for equal protection under the law, including the right for same-sex couples to marry. it provides the opinions and perspectives of leaders, activists, politicians, and ordinary Americans on both sides of the issue.
It then chose to exclude some of those taxpayers—in this case, a lesbian couple
wishing to use the camp's allegedly “public” pavilion for their civilunion ceremony
. So New Jersey did the right thing and revoked the pavilion's (though not the ...
Author: John Corvino
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Polls and election results show Americans sharply divided on same-sex marriage, and the controversy is unlikely to subside anytime soon. Debating Same-Sex Marriage provides an indispensable roadmap to the ongoing debate. Taking a "point/counterpoint" approach, John Corvino (a philosopher and prominent gay advocate) and Maggie Gallagher (a nationally syndicated columnist and co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage) explore fundamental questions: What is marriage for? Is sexual difference essential to it? Why does the government sanction it? What are the implications of same-sex marriage for children's welfare, for religious freedom, and for our understanding of marriage itself? While the authors disagree on many points, they share the following conviction: Because marriage is a vital public institution, this issue deserves a comprehensive, rigorous, thoughtful debate.
At the state level , there is movement in both directions in terms of whether to
allow samesex marriages and whether to ... sex couples arises from the fact that
a number of states ( Hawaii , Vermont , California , Connecticut , New Jersey ,
Author: Ray D. Madoff
Category: Business & Economics
Practical Guide to Estate Planning provides an overview of estate planning, offering the widest variety of discussion on planning principles and tools from the simple to the sophisticated. This book is not lacking in detail, witnessed by its well-annotated collection of forms that will appeal to many experienced estate planners. The layout of this book reflects its emphasis on simplicity and clarity. It is divided into four major sections, the first of which provides a general view of the estate planning process.
There are additional seven states in which lower courts have deemed a ban on marriage for same-sex couples to be ... the scope of this book, by way of example
of the complexities of such struggles, we can look at New Jersey and California.
Author: Nancy J. Mezey
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Category: Social Science
Nancy J. Mezey’s LGBT Families presents a comprehensive yet accessible understanding of LGBT families today by drawing upon and making sense of the burgeoning scholarly literature about LGBT families from the late twentieth and early twenty first centuries. It pays particular attention to how structures of race, class, gender, sexuality, and age shape LGBT families, and how members of such families negotiate the social landscapes within which they exist. The book will help readers better understand the formation, experiences, challenges, and strengths of LGBT families, and addresses two main questions: Why are new family forms so threatening to certain groups of people in society? and How are new family forms beneficial to the society in which they exist?
Albin wrote the majority opinion in the case of Lewis v. Harris (908 A.2d 196) in
2006, an opinion that held that withholding a marriage license from a same-sex couple violated the New Jersey state constitution. The court ruled that the state
Author: David E. Newton
Category: Political Science
This book offers an analysis of the past and current status of same-sex marriage in the United States and other nations of the world, accompanied by a balanced review of the arguments in favor of and opposed to the practice. * Presents laws, executive orders, reports, and legal decisions regarding same-sex marriage * Contains a clear chronology of U.S. and international events related to same-sex marriage * Provides an extensive annotated bibliography of books, articles, and electronic sources * Includes bibliographic sketches of important individuals in the history of same-sex marriage * Offers profiles of the major organizations that are actively involved in the issue and represent various perspectives
NOVEMBER 13 AND 20, 2013 In 2013, supporters of same-sex marriage
celebrated another handful of victories as the ... and Rhode Island signed
legislation permitting the practice within their borders, while court orders in New Jersey and New Mexico made legalization possible. Many of these victories
came on the heels of two momentous Supreme Court same-sex marriage rulings
released in June.
Author: CQ Press,
Publisher: CQ Press
For more than 40 years the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting full primary documents and excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the world. Each volume includes approximately 70 events with well over 100 documents from the previous year, from official or other influential reports and surveys, to speeches from leaders and opinion makers, to court cases, legislation, testimony, and much more. Historic Documents is renowned for the well-written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year’s events in context, and each document or group of documents is preceded by a comprehensive introduction that provides background information on the event. Full-source citations are provided. Readers have easy access to material through a detailed, thematic table of contents and a cumulative five-year index that directs them to related material in earlier volumes.
California confers on registered ''domestic partners'' (a term that includes same- sex and opposite-sex couples) virtually all the status benefits and obligations of marriage. Hawaii and New Jersey have more limited substitutes. Hawaii permits
Author: Calvin R. Massey
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
The most trusted name in law school outlines, Emanuel Law Outlines support your class preparation, provide reference for your outline creation, and supply a comprehensive breakdown of topic matter for your entire study process. Created by Steven Emanuel, these course outlines have been relied on by generations of law students. Each title includes both capsule and detailed versions of the critical issues and key topics you must know to master the course. Also included are exam questions with model answers, an alpha-list of cases, and a cross reference table of cases for all of the leading casebooks. Emanuel Law Outline Features: 1 outline choice among law students Comprehensive review of all major topics Capsule summary of all topics Cross-reference table of cases Time-saving format Great for exam prep
INTRODUCTION MARTHA C. NUSSBAUM Gay Rights JEFF JORDAN Is It Wrong
to Discriminate on the Basis of ... Massachusetts has allowed same-sex marriage
since 2004, and Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, and California have ...
Author: James E. White
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Social Science
Explore today's challenging moral terrain with James White's CONTEMPORARY MORAL PROBLEMS. The ninth edition examines the compelling and contentious debate over society's most pressing ethical controversies. This anthology covers divergent viewpoints on ma
The Unitarians have been performing same sex marriages for many years now,
and are also highly active in advocacy for LGBT rights, and in the effort to
overturn ... Those states are, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, Rhode
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
Gay Marriage. That single phrase is enough to spark a passionate debate from either side. It’s hard to form a view one way or another when there is so much heated opinion for or against it. The ViewCaps Pros and Cons series takes a step back and looks at the issue objectively. It lays out only the facts and let’s you decide what opinion to take. ViewCaps is an imprint of BookCaps™ Study Guides. With each book, a issue is objectively analyzed. We publish a wide array of topics (from baseball and music to science and philosophy), so check our growing catalogue regularly to see our newest books.
Author: Patricia M. StocklandPublish On: 2010-09-01
Other states are obligated to recognize a heterosexual civil union. This difference
is frustrating to proponents of same-sex marriage. They are fighting for marriage
equality on all fronts. Some states, such as NewJersey and Vermont ...
Author: Patricia M. Stockland
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Discusses the controversial viewpoints regarding same-sex marriages.
14 [ 3 ] — Domestic Partnerships and Reciprocal Beneficiaries A few U . S . states
provide a status for couples other than marriage or civil union . New Jersey
permits same - sex couples who are both at least eighteen years of age and ...
Author: J. Thomas Oldham
Publisher: Law Journal Press
The book discusses existing rules in the various states relating to the enforcement of premarital or postnuptial agreements regarding the parties' rights if they divorce.
Sexual orientation, equal protection Issue of whether long.accepted definition of marriage would be altered to include same.sex marriage, or a parallel scheme
should be enacted, providing to committed same.sex couples, on equal terms,
in which same-sex marriage was legal, although Rhode Island and New York will
recognize same-sex marriages begun elsewhere. Three states (New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Vermont) had enacted civil unions; and four more states ...
Author: Andrew J. Cherlin
Category: Family & Relationships
Andrew J. Cherlin's three decades of study have shown him that marriage in America is a social and political battlefield in a way that it isn’t in other developed countries. Americans marry and divorce more often and have more live-in partners than Europeans, and gay Americans have more interest in legalizing same-sex marriage. The difference comes from Americans’ embrace of two contradictory cultural ideals: marriage, a formal commitment to share one's life with another; and individualism, which emphasizes personal choice and self-development. Religion and law in America reinforce both of these behavioral poles, fueling turmoil in our family life and heated debate in our public life. Cherlin’s incisive diagnosis is an important contribution to the debate and points the way to slowing down the partnership merry-go-round.
Concurrently , at the legal level , and perhaps the most vivid and politically
contentious example of contemporary ... Most recently , the New Jersey Supreme
Court ruled on October 25 , 2006 , that same - sex couples have the same rights
Author: Nelson M. Rodriguez
Publisher: Peter Lang
Much of the focus of anti-homophobic/anti-heterosexist educational theory, curriculum, and pedagogy has examined the impact of homophobia and heterosexism on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) students and teachers. Such a focus has provided numerous theoretical and pedagogical insights, and has informed important changes in educational policy. Queering Straight Teachers: Discourse and Identity in Education remains deeply committed to the social justice project of improving the lives of GLBT students and teachers. However, in contrast with much of the previous scholarship, Queering Straight Teachers shifts the focus from an analysis of the GLBT «Other» to a critical examination of what it might mean, in theory and in practice, to queer straight teachers, and the implications this has for challenging institutionalized heteronormativity in education. This book will be useful in courses on educational foundations, curriculum studies, multicultural education, queer theory, gay and lesbian studies, and critical theory.
Before 2005, notwithstanding the short-lived victory in Hawaii in 1996, same-sex marriage supporters had suffered significant defeats ... New Jersey, and New
Hampshire joined Vermont in allowing same-sex couples to enter into civil
Author: Susan Gluck Mezey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Category: Family & Relationships
Susan Gluck Mezey's newest book, Gay Families and the Courts, is a compelling examination of the role of the state and federal courts in furthering the goals of the gay and lesbian community. Unlike Mezey's earlier book, Queers in Court, this book evaluates the extent to which litigation is effective in advancing equal rights for gay families_families in which at least one member is gay_as they seek to expand their opportunities and battle discrimination. Mezey shows how the courts address gay and lesbian rights and sexual orientation in schools and social organizations such as the Boy Scouts along with family-oriented problems such as marriage and parenthood. In doing so, Mezey emphasizes the complexity of the issues involved in the cases, and assesses the degree to which the outcome of the litigation is explained by the type of case, the type of court, and the judge's perception of his or her role as a policymaker. It is a valuable reference for scholars interested in judicial, legislative, and executive policymaking at the federal and state level as well as anyone interested in LGBT politics.