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Why should same-sex couples keep their divorce peaceful?

There are some obvious reasons why anyone would want their separation to be amicable. A contested divorce can be stressful and may result in you being unhappy with the judge’s decision. But if you are ending a same-sex marriage, you … Continue reading

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Statistics Canada Report on Violence Involving Same-Sex Intimate Partners

Statistics Canada yesterday released a report on Police-reported violence involving same-sex intimate partners in Canada: "There were 651,484 police-reported incidents of intimate partner violence (IPV) in Canada from 2009 to 2017. Approximately 3% of these incidents involved same-sex intimate partners.""Males … Continue reading

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Divorce Considerations for Same-Sex Spouses in Texas

In the approximately three-and-a-half years since the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, many same-sex couples have used the Supreme Court’s proclamation of equal rights to bring their marriages to an end in Texas. While gay and … Continue reading

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Same-Sex Divorce and Custody Issues

If you are in a same-sex marriage and considering a divorce, you are entitled to a divorce with essentially the same procedural map as heterosexual couples. There are, however, potential complications related to child custody issues that may require additional … Continue reading

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Albany Episcopal Bishop Defies Parent Body On Same-Sex Marriage Rites

In July, the General Convention of the Episcopal Church passed Resolution B012 Marriage Rites for the Whole Church, which was designed to give local congregational access to all couples wishing to have a same-sex marriage ceremony.  The Resolution stated in part:[I]n dioceses where … Continue reading

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