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The U.S. District Court’s decision in Whitewood v. Wolf, which legalized same-sex marriages in Pennsylvania, will impact Pennsylvania law regarding the doctrine of paternity by estoppel and the presumption of paternity.
In Whitewood v. Wolf, 2014 WL 2058105 (M.D.Pa. 2014), the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania held that Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriages was unconstitutional, thus same-sex marriage is now legal in Pennsylvania. One area of the law that will be greatly impacted by this decision is paternity; however, it remains to […]
In Pennsylvania, the legislature’s attempt to limit marriage to the traditional model, by defining it as a “civil contract by which one man and one woman take each other for husband and wife,” has been found unconstitutional. The legislature, in the wake of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), had passed a law limiting […]
Same-sex couples have been given expanded recognition in federal law matters, including bankruptcies, prison visits and survivor benefits. The states that do not recognize same-sex marriages will apply the benefits in those instances where the U.S. Government has jurisdiction. See NBC News re same-sex couple benefits
A Federal Judge in Texas has ruled that the state’s law banning same-sex marriages was unconstitutional. However, the Judge ruled that the law would remain in place until the matter was heard on appeal by the Federal Appeals Court. See Bloomberg article