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Family Law Research: LGBTQIA +

This guide provides research related guidance relative to Family Law in general, with a focus on New York & New Jersey

LGBTQIA Flag & History

Legislation

New York Domestic Relations Law (DOM)

  1. Article 3 (10-25) Marriages - Section 10 ..."A marriage that is otherwise valid shall be valid regardless of whether the parties to the marriage are of the same or different sex.
  2. Article 7  (109-117) Adoptions - Section 109 ...."allows unmarried adult intimate partners to adopt a child." On June 24, 2011, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed into law the Marriage Equality Act, which grants same-sex couples the right to marry in New York State."  

Transgender Family Law 101

Select Legal Research Guides

The Williams Institute Reading Room: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resources in Law and Public Policy:  Family is a legal research guide created by the law library at UCLA School of Law that provides a comprehensive list of a variety of resources for LGBTQIA+  family law related issues. 

Ongoing Issues

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Same Sex Marriage