Docstoc

Children of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Parents Hurt by Archaic Laws

Document Sample
Children of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Parents Hurt by Archaic Laws Powered By Docstoc
					                                                         Law Firm Newswire
                                                         Attorney Press Releases and Legal News
                                                         http://www.lawfirmnewswire.com


                                   Children of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Parents
                                   Hurt by Archaic Laws
                                   Irvine, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 31, 2012 - A new report authored by several organizations has found
                                   many children of LGBT parents are hurt by outdated and even discriminatory laws.

                                   Titled ‘Securing Legal Ties for Children Living in LGBT Families’, it was compiled and published by the
                                   Movement Advancement Project, the Family Equality Council, and Center for American Progress. The Evan B.
                                   Donaldson Adoption Institute and Equality Federation were partners in the report.

                                   According to their publication, which can be found on LGBTmap.org, current laws do not adequately address the
                                   needs of many children, resulting in a number of serious concerns for the future of our society. One of the more
                                   troubling issues is the fact children living in foster care homes who are eligible for adoption and want to be in
                                   permanent homes, are not placed in LGBT homes that are waiting to adopt.

                                   Even more disrupting to the lives of some children is the lack of legal ties to their LGBT parents, which means
                                   they can't be cared for in the same manner as other children. LGBT parents may be prohibited from making very
                                   important healthcare choices for their own children, due to the lack of legal connections with them. They may
                                   also not be allowed to pick up their children from daycare, or be their advocate in situations at school where a
                                   child is not mature enough to make important decisions with administrators or teachers.

                                   "These legal issues and lack of choices can be very distressing for LGBT families," said Gerald Maggio, an
                                   Orange county divorce attorney. Finding and working with the right attorney could be a significant stress reliever
                                   in such very emotionally charged family matters. In practical terms, it could be of great benefit in making
                                   decisions related to money matters and healthcare within a LGBT family.

                                   The Maggio Law Firm is known for first-rate client service and helping individuals achieve their divorce goals in
                                   the most efficient, cost-effective manner. With compassion and skill, they help clients from the initial free
                                   consultation to resolving complex marriage dissolution matters.

                                   To learn more about the Maggio Law Firm or to contact a Irvine family law attorney or Irvine divorce attorney
                                   , visit http://www.maggiolawfirm.com.

                                   The Maggio Law Firm
                                   Main Office
                                   8105 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 600
                                   Irvine, CA 92618
                                   Call: (949) 553-0304

                                   Riverside Office
                                   3750 University Avenue, Suite 670
                                   Riverside, CA 92501
                                   Call: (949) 553-0304

                                   Anaheim Hills Office
                                   160 North Riverview Drive, Suite 200
                                   Anaheim Hills, CA 92808
                                   Call: (949) 553-0304




                                                                                                                                       page 1 / 1
Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:4
posted:8/3/2012
language:
pages:1
Description: Irvine, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 31, 2012 A new report authored by several organizations has found many children of LGBT parents are hurt by outdated and even discriminatory laws.