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  1. Gay Birth Certificates

    With some encouragement from outside sources, The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has established new policies that will allow married lesbians who give birth to a child to be listed on the child’s birth certificate. This change in policy is consistent with Vital Record’s practice of...
  2. Sharon Thompson Presents on Emerging Issues in Estate Planning and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

    As a part of its on-going series of continuing legal education for lawyers, the Estate Planning Section of the North Carolina Bar Association presented “New Frontiers: Emerging Issues in Estate Planning” on April 28. The program was designed to inform estate planning attorneys about current challenges presented by today’s medical...
  3. Funding Criminal Defense

    Meredith Nicholson posts reference to a recent letter to the editor: http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article13130381.html Brad Bannon is a friend and colleague who represents the best in the criminal defense bar – he is honest, thoughtful, creative, indomitable and fights like hell for his clients despite overwhelming odds. Imagine waking up every day...
  4. MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN NORTH CAROLINA: Same-Sex Couples? What do the Recent Supreme Court Decisions Mean for North Carolina Gay Marriage?

    On October 6, 2014, the Supreme Court denied review of seven Federal Circuit Court rulings (from the Tenth, Seventh, and Fourth Circuits) that held state bans on same-sex marriage violated the U.S. Constitution. In denying review, the Supreme Court has effectively allowed those favorable rulings to stand. On October 7,...