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Gay & lesbian rights : a guide for GLBT singles, couples and families

Author: Brette McWhorter Sember
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sphinx Pub., 2006.
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Sember, Brette McWhorter, 1968-
Gay & lesbian rights.
Naperville, Ill. : Sphinx Pub., 2006
(DLC) 2006004589
(OCoLC)63692748
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brette McWhorter Sember
ISBN: 9781435693913 1435693914
OCLC Number: 299086061
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 285 pages)
Contents: 1. Gay in the U.S.A. --
Sodomy laws --
Changing the laws --
Supporting the community --
Voting with your feet --
Getting legal help --
2. Protection from discrimination --
What is discrimination? --
Federal protection --
State law protections --
Hate crime laws --
Discrimination in the military --
Discrimination by private organizations --
Getting help --
3. Home sweet home --
Renting --
Notification of roommate --
Roommate agreement --
Owning --
Sharing --
4. Dealing with finances --
Considering joint ownership --
Joint bank accounts --
Joint investments --
Joint credit cards and debts --
Retirement --
Safe-deposit boxes --
Life insurance --
Taxes --
Powers of attorney --
Living trusts --
5. Health and medical issues --
Health insurance --
Long-term care insurance --
Medicaid --
Sperm donation --
Blood and bone marrow donations --
Viatical settlements --
Emergency contact cards --
Health care directives, living wills, and health care powers of attorney --
Hospital visitation authorization --
Doctor notification --
Partner notification laws --
End of life issues --
6. Benefits, insurance, and legal protections --
Employment protection --
Domestic partnership benefits --
Life insurance --
Auto insurance --
Homeowners and renters insurance --
Pensions and retirement programs --
Immigration --
Domestic violence --
Public assistance --
Privacy. 7. Domestic partnerships --
Adult adoption --
Limited liability companies --
California domestic partnerships --
California declaration of domestic partnership --
California notice of termination of domestic partnership --
Maine domestic partnerships --
Maine declaration of domestic partnership --
Maine termination of domestic partnership by mutual consent --
New Jersey domestic partnerships --
Maine alternative service of notification of termination, proof of service --
New Jersey affidavit of domestic partnership --
Hawaii reciprocal benefits relationships --
Hawaii registration of reciprocal beneficiary relationship --
Hawaii declaration of termination of reciprocal beneficiary relationship --
District of Columbia domestic partnerships --
District of Columbia domestic partnership registration --
District of Columbia notice of termination of domestic partnership --
Municipal domestic partnership registries --
Commitment ceremonies --
Domestic partnership agreements --
Domestic partnership agreement (employer version) --
Domestic partnership agreement --
8. Marriage and civil unions --
Massachusetts marriages --
Vermont civil unions --
Application for Vermont license of civil union --
Connecticut civil unions --
Civil union ceremony --
Foreign countries. 9. Name and gender changes --
Choosing a name --
Legal name change --
Application for a Social Security card --
U.S. Passport Amendment/Validation application --
Name change by use --
Transsexual name changes --
Gender change --
Other transgender issues --
10. Estate planning --
Intestate inheritance --
Wills --
Guardianship of children --
Living trusts --
Powers of attorney --
Joint ownership --
11. Becoming a parent --
Stepparenting --
Consent to obtain medical treatment for minor child --
Sample co-parenting plan --
Adoption --
Foster care parenting --
Insemination --
Insemination agreement --
Egg donation --
Surrogacy --
Egg nuclear transfer --
Choosing an adoption or reproductive rights attorney --
12. GLBT parenting --
Your child's sexuality --
Role models --
Dealing with discrimination --
Safe schools --
Summer camps --
Parenting after a breakup --
Sample access schedule --
13. GLBT teens --
Positive changes --
Diversity education --
Harassment policies --
GLBT school organizations --
School activities --
Dealing with problems --
Juvenile facilities --
Health --
Suicide. 14. Ending a domestic partnership --
Ending a relationship that had no written agreement --
Ending a relationship with a written agreement --
Palimony --
Coping with a breakup --
15. GLBT rights in a traditional marriage --
Transgenders and marriage --
Divorce --
Alimony and fault --
Custody --
Visitation --
Talking to your kids about being gay --
Glossary --
Appendix A. Frequently asked questions --
Appendix B. State departments of vital records --
Appendix C. Resources.
Other Titles: Gay and lesbian rights
Responsibility: Brette McWhorter Sember.
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