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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. 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,...
  4. March Madness

    March Madness is upon us but it’s not basketball that’s drawing our attention at NicholsonPham. Instead, we’re concerned about the craziness of tax season. With 17 states, and the District of Columbia and Canada allowing marriage equality, an increasing number of gay couples are tying the knot. And now that...
  5. The Undocumented Citizen

    A few months ago, I attended a gathering of attorneys active in the LGBT community. Across dinner and after libations, the talk turned, as it often does, to work – discussions of our cases and the thorny problems that often await the lawyer serving the LGBT community. A colleague began...