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What the Recent SCOTUS Ruling Means for New Yorkers

This post originally ran on the blog of the New York Legal Assistance Group, and was co-authored with staff attorney Anya Mukarji-Connolly.  The historic United States Supreme Court ruling that has legalized same-sex marriage sends a strong message… Read More
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Cutting Through the Confusion About Second-Parent Adoptions in New York

A judge in Brooklyn Surrogate’s Court recently sent shockwaves through the community with the decision refusing to grant a second-parent adoption for the non-biological mom in a married lesbian couple.  Her reasoning was New York law already recog… Read More
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Why Utah Matters

“This one feels different,” was how Rachel Maddow summed up last week’s marriage-equality victory in Utah on her show, hours after the US District Court judge handed down his opinion.  She and her guest, NYU law professor Kenji Yoshino, talked… Read More
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Are Second-Parent Adoptions Necessary?

The answer is decidedly YES. In New York state, a person is presumed to be the parent of any child born to or adopted by that person’s spouse. But that only truly works if the parents’ marriage is universally recognized in the US. But sam… Read More
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