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The Resource Making it legal : a guide to same-sex marriage, domestic partnerships & civil unions, Frederick C. Hertz with Emily Doskow

Making it legal : a guide to same-sex marriage, domestic partnerships & civil unions, Frederick C. Hertz with Emily Doskow

Label
Making it legal : a guide to same-sex marriage, domestic partnerships & civil unions
Title
Making it legal
Title remainder
a guide to same-sex marriage, domestic partnerships & civil unions
Statement of responsibility
Frederick C. Hertz with Emily Doskow
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A comprehensive, easy to understand guide to the past, present and future of same-sex relationships in America. The new edition reflects changes in state law across the country and projects future changes"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hertz, Frederick
Dewey number
346.7301/68
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF539
LC item number
.H475 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Doskow, Emily
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Civil unions
  • Gay couples
  • Gay rights
  • Divorce
  • Estate planning
Label
Making it legal : a guide to same-sex marriage, domestic partnerships & civil unions, Frederick C. Hertz with Emily Doskow
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. A brief history of the same-sex marriage movement : The not-so-good old days ; The marriage pioneers ; The emergence of gay families ; Domestic partnership in the beginning ; The question of marriage -- 2. Same-sex marriage around the world and at home : The international landscape ; The domestic landscape ; State by state: marriage and relationship recognition in America ; Equality in the works ; When is a spouse not a spouse? Introduction to the problem of nonrecognition -- 3. What it means to be married: the rules of marriage and divorce : The architecture of marriage ; Rules of marriage in the present ; Rules of divorce ; Marriage and parentage ; The benefits of marriage -- 4. The real-life consequences of legal discrimination : Federal nonrecognition ; Interstate nonrecognition ; Special issues for transgender partners ; Recognition of what you can and can't control -- 5. Marriage material : Applying logic to picking a partner ; Selecting a mate: the historical backdrop ; Legal barriers to commitment ; Things to consider before saying "I do" -- 6. Ten steps to a decision : The ten steps to a decision -- 7. To prenup or not to prenup : What's a premarital agreement? ; Essential ingredients of a prenup ; The process of creating a prenup ; The emotional dimensions ; Making agreements if you choose to remain unmarried ; The bottom line: costs of a prenup -- 8. Avoiding the ugly gay divorce : The lessons of experience ; Things you should know about divorce ; Divorce stories ; Don't become the bad or the ugly ; How to resolve conflict at divorce ; Collaborative divorce ; Avoiding the ugly gay divorce when you're unmarried -- 9. Estate planning for same-sex couples : Planning for disability ; Planning for death ; Intestacy rules ; Other ways to transfer property at death ; Fiduciary duties and the problem of "influence" ; Special issues for parents ; Cautionary tales ; Estate planning when you're not married or legally partnered -- 10. Legal change in action: how change happens and what to expect : How legal change happens ; Marriage in the courts ; Marriage in the legislature ; Marriage and the voters ; What does the uncertain future mean to your present? -- Appendixes : A. Relationship recognition chart ; B. Resources ; C. The marriage license test
Control code
1366242
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Second edition
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781413313185
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010031336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill
Stock number
1319954
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1366242
  • (OCoLC)649927584
Label
Making it legal : a guide to same-sex marriage, domestic partnerships & civil unions, Frederick C. Hertz with Emily Doskow
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. A brief history of the same-sex marriage movement : The not-so-good old days ; The marriage pioneers ; The emergence of gay families ; Domestic partnership in the beginning ; The question of marriage -- 2. Same-sex marriage around the world and at home : The international landscape ; The domestic landscape ; State by state: marriage and relationship recognition in America ; Equality in the works ; When is a spouse not a spouse? Introduction to the problem of nonrecognition -- 3. What it means to be married: the rules of marriage and divorce : The architecture of marriage ; Rules of marriage in the present ; Rules of divorce ; Marriage and parentage ; The benefits of marriage -- 4. The real-life consequences of legal discrimination : Federal nonrecognition ; Interstate nonrecognition ; Special issues for transgender partners ; Recognition of what you can and can't control -- 5. Marriage material : Applying logic to picking a partner ; Selecting a mate: the historical backdrop ; Legal barriers to commitment ; Things to consider before saying "I do" -- 6. Ten steps to a decision : The ten steps to a decision -- 7. To prenup or not to prenup : What's a premarital agreement? ; Essential ingredients of a prenup ; The process of creating a prenup ; The emotional dimensions ; Making agreements if you choose to remain unmarried ; The bottom line: costs of a prenup -- 8. Avoiding the ugly gay divorce : The lessons of experience ; Things you should know about divorce ; Divorce stories ; Don't become the bad or the ugly ; How to resolve conflict at divorce ; Collaborative divorce ; Avoiding the ugly gay divorce when you're unmarried -- 9. Estate planning for same-sex couples : Planning for disability ; Planning for death ; Intestacy rules ; Other ways to transfer property at death ; Fiduciary duties and the problem of "influence" ; Special issues for parents ; Cautionary tales ; Estate planning when you're not married or legally partnered -- 10. Legal change in action: how change happens and what to expect : How legal change happens ; Marriage in the courts ; Marriage in the legislature ; Marriage and the voters ; What does the uncertain future mean to your present? -- Appendixes : A. Relationship recognition chart ; B. Resources ; C. The marriage license test
Control code
1366242
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Second edition
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781413313185
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010031336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill
Stock number
1319954
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1366242
  • (OCoLC)649927584

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