Gay Dads for Equality

The fight for marriage equality from the viewpoint of gay parents

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Top U.S. marital law attorneys announced on Wednesday its support for marriage rights for same-sex couples

Another rational voice in the fight for marriage equality!

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, with 1,600 members, approved two resolutions -- one endorsing marriage equality and one encouraging similar support from Congress and state legislatures -- during its annual meeting this week in Chicago

..."almost 93 percent of members agreed that children of same-sex couples deserve the same protections (such as parenting, custody, support, inheritance and Social Security) as children from married couples. " "Completely forgotten in this debate have been the children of same-sex couples who are now the victims of discrimination in terms of their ability to be adopted, inherit and have access to child support and access to both parents should their parents divorce," said Barbara E. Handschu, the academy's incoming president.

The U.S. General Accounting Office has identified 1,138 federal rights, responsibilities and privileges automatically accorded to couples based on marital status.


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