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LGBT Attorneys Can Help Overcome Challenges to Gay Adoptions

LGBT Attorneys in Houston Can Help Overcome Challenges to Gay Adoptions

August 6, 2019

There are so many children out there who would benefit from a loving family. Yet when great candidates apply for adoptions, they’re turned down. Adoption agencies come up with all sorts of reasons why gay couples shouldn’t be approved to adopt a child. What it really comes down to is pervasive discrimination by adoption agencies against…

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How Can You Change Your Name as a Transgender Person?

How Can You Change Your Name as a Transgender Person?

August 6, 2019

Once you’ve identified as transgender, the next logical thing is to change your name. Your name is a big part of your identity. It’s important that you be able to identify the way you want. Thankfully, the process to legally change your name in Texas is not that complicated. Although the process itself isn’t all…

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What Does the Wittmer v Phillips Case Mean for LGBT People in Texas?

What Does the Ruling in the Wittmer v Phillips Case Mean for LGBT People in Texas?

August 6, 2019

Nicole Wittmer had applied for a job with a company called Phillips 66. She was offered the job but when her employer found out she was transgender, they withdrew their offer. Wittmer sued under Title VII claiming that she was discriminated against based on her being transgender. Wittmer filed suit in the Southern District of…

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What is a Second-Parent Adoption in Texas?

August 1, 2019

When it comes to marriage and adoption for LGBTQ+ couples in Texas, things can become very complicated. It wasn’t until almost two (2) years ago that Texas finally legalized same-sex marriage. So, once a couple is married, how do they go about starting a family? Obviously, an LGBTQ+ couple can’t have their own biological children.…

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Can LGBTQ+ Couples Complete a Pre-Nuptial Agreement in Texas?

Can LGBTQ+ Couples Complete a Pre-Nuptial Agreement in Texas?

March 7, 2019

If you and your LGBTQ+ partner are considering getting married, you may want to consider a pre-nuptial agreement. This is especially true if either of you has significant debts or assets. Once you get married, there’s no way to protect yourselves in the marriage. In the event of divorce, your assets and debts will be…

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What Are Some of the Major Issues Facing Transgender People in Houston?

What Are Some of the Major Issues Facing Transgender People in Houston?

March 4, 2019

Members of the LGBTQ+ community have worked hard to protect the legal rights of transgender people. In recent years, we have seen greater mainstream acceptance of transgender individuals. However, the law is still far behind when it comes to protecting the rights of transgender men and women. Some of the issues that LGBTQ+ people still…

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