Recent victories on marriage equality in several states were a cause for celebration. But the law still makes life hard -- and unfair -- for GLBT people, including same-sex couples. In Pennsylvania, there's no legal recognition of same-sex relationships at all, while New Jersey and Delaware offer civil unions but not marriage. And the federal Defense of Marriage Act means that no same-sex couple is married for federal purposes.
But there are things you can do to protect yourself and your partner. Same Sex Legal Kit For Dummies is a practical, plain-English guide to the legal information and guidance you need—from making practical decisions about living together and obtaining domestic partner benefits, to making medical decisions, taking care of each other's finances when one partner is incapacitated, leaving property to each other, having and raising children, and much more.
The authors will discuss and answer questions about their book, and will sign copies of it.
John Culhane is a Professor of Law and the Director of the Health Law Institute at Widener University School of Law. A prolific law journal author, he is a contributing writer to Slate Magazine, and his work has also been featured in many media outlets, including: The New York Times, All Things Considered, Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Huffington Post.
Carrie Stone, JD, is an LGBT legal rights activist, co-owner/operator of RainbowLaw.com, the first online legal information and document preparation resource designed specifically to help the LGBT community create vital legal protections. Carrie is also a freelance writer, blogger and podcaster. In 2003, Carrie received an OUT 100 Award for her contribution to LGBT society and culture. She has been featured in the Advocate, Girlfriends and Curve magazines, and on a variety of blogs and e-zines.
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