As the U. Supreme Court considers laws regarding marriage of same-sex couples, the following UC Davis faculty are available to comment on various aspects. Courtney Joslin , professor of law, is a nationally recognized expert on lesbian and gay family law issues. Contact: Courtney Joslin, School of Law, , cgjoslin ucdavis. Gregory Herek , a psychology professor, is an internationally recognized expert on a variety of topics related to sexual orientation, including stigma and prejudice against sexual minorities. He was an expert witness in the Perry v.
The rights of Lesbian, Gay and Transgender parents in Texas family law cases
UC Davis Experts: Marriage rights for same-sex couples | UC Davis
In an era where lesbian, gay and transgender persons are working towards gaining more widespread acceptance of their lifestyles it would only make sense for the legal system to follow suit and honor their rights as parents of children. Fair and equal treatment under the law is what all citizens of the United States seek and these folks are no different. With gay marriages now having been legalized for some time we as family law attorneys are starting to see cases involving same-sex and transgender parents entering into the family law courts with greater frequency. Parents of children that are LGBT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender face some unique challenges within the legal system when it comes to courts honoring their right to custody and visitation of their children as well as in relation to establishing a legal relationship with their children first and foremost. If you were ever in an opposite-sex marriage and filed for divorce based on your discovering that you were in fact LGBT.
Witness testifies HB 1523 is the Christian right’s challenge to gay freedoms
House Bill , which Gov. The two lawsuits, Barber et al. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves to grant a preliminary injunction against the law, which takes effect July 1. The first, brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, sought a temporary injunction. Reeves denied this request earlier this week.