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Featured Issue: Volume 38, No. 4 (Spring 2016) Same-Sex Marriage Is Settled But Important Questions Remain

This issue of Family Advocate focuses on Same-sex Marriage.

The Path to Marriage Equality and the Road Ahead

By Kenneth J. Bartschi


No More “Same-Sex Marriage” Marriage Is Marriage, Period The legal and practical implications of same-sex relationships
By Richard A. Roane


Practicing LGBT Family Law in a Post-Obergefell World Retroactivity and the full faith and credit clause
By Deborah H. Wald


The Impact of Marriage Equality on LGBT Parents
By Catherine Sakimura


Premarital and Marital Agreements and the Migratory (Same-Sex) Couple
By Linda J. Ravdin


The “Parent” Paradox in a Post-Obergefell World Recognizing nonbiological, nonadoptive parents in all 50 states
By Eric I. Wrubel & Linda Genero Sklaren


Federal Tax and Same-Sex Marriage Fewer hiccups, but some issues remain
By Michael R. Stetler


Marriage Equality in Europe
By James Stewart & Katie-Claire Lloyd


Books & More: Same-Sex Bibliography



From the Editor
The More Things Change, the More They Remain the Same
By Kathleen A. Hogan


Ask the Expert
Parentage Rights for Same-Sex Couples: State-by-State Gestational Surrogacy Laws
By Diane S. Hinson


ART: Law & Practice Obstacle Course: Roadblocks Gay Men Face on the Path to Surrogacy
By Tabitha L. Koh


Section Highlights Nominating Committee Posts Slate
By Cindy Swan & Samantha Schooley

Read this issue online. (Section members only)

Publication Date: April 2016.  Buy issue.


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