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Monthly Archives: September 2009
Both same-sex and opposite-sex couples in Massachusetts who choose marry are essentially entering into a binding contract with each other and the state. The state sets the terms of this marital contract, which dictates property ownership, inheritance, separation, property and … Continue reading
Adoption is the legal process by which a permanent and universally recognized familial relationship is established between an adult and a child who are not otherwise related. The distinguishing characteristic and legal requirement of a joint petition for co-parent adoption … Continue reading
As reported by Examiner.com, provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control’s National Vital Statistics Report show that Massachusetts has the lowest divorce rate of any state, and that the rate of divorce in Massachusetts is dropping. …after over four … Continue reading
As reported by the San Fransisco Gate, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream has changed the name of its “Chubby Hubby” ice cream flavor to “Hubby Hubby” in celebration of Vermont’s recognition of marriage equality. Same-sex marriage officially became legal this … Continue reading