In some cases, the definition of “parent” plays a big role in defining the situation. If courts don’t recognize nonbiological parents as true parents, it could mean surrogates and sperm donors have more rights than a nonbiological parent who raised the child.
Since Donald Trump took office, LGBTQ citizens and advocates have braced themselves for an onslaught of policy changes and legislation designed to take away hard-won rights, remove protections against discriminations, and otherwise relegate them back to second-class citizenhood.
Most people are familiar with pre-marital agreements, designed to protect individuals entering a legal marriage. LGBTQ individuals find themselves in an interesting position as it relates to pre-marital agreements because of the staggered way in which marriage equality came about.
Most people are familiar with premarital agreements, designed to protect individuals entering a legal marriage. LGBTQ community members find themselves in an interesting position as it relates to premarital agreements because of the staggered way in which marriage...
In 2015, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Obergefell v. Hodges case that marriage equality was the law of the land, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community celebrated, but only briefly.
The state of Ohio’s House of Representatives is considering legislation that forces educators, therapists, and social workers to out transgender minors to their parents or face fourth-degree felony charges.
Ohio’s House of Representatives is considering legislation that forces educators, therapists and social workers to out transgender minors to their parents or face fourth-degree felony charges. For those who display characteristics in opposition to their assigned...
SCOTUS ruling for Masterpiece Cakeshop and Arlene’s Flowers requires increased vigilance of marketplace discrimination
Earlier this month, the Supreme Court ruled narrowly in favor of Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips in his anti-LGBTQ discrimination case. In the 7-2 opinion, the court ruled Phillips had not received fair treatment for his religious beliefs by the Colorado...
Most children live with the expectation that they’ll grow up, get married, and one day, have kids—I think that’s even a song! But, for children who realize they’re a member of the LGBTQ community, the certainty of parenthood is now in question.