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

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

July 28, 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?

July 27, 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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Is Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Legal in Texas?

Is Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Legal in Texas?

June 26, 2019

Texas didn’t legalize gay marriage until June of 2017. It took years for members of the LGBTQ+ community to be allowed to marry. When the law passed legalizing marriage, a lot of people thought Texas would continue to offer additional legal protections to LGBTQ+ people. This was not the case. LGBTQ+ individuals have faced discrimination…

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The Best Type of Adoption for a Gay Couple | LGBT Lawyer Houston

What is the Best Type of Adoption for a Gay Couple?

May 31, 2019

For same-sex couples, adoption is sometimes the only option if they want to have children. Sure, you can consider a surrogate. But finding someone you trust who is also willing to carry your child is almost impossible. If you want to have a family, you have to be open to the idea of adoption. Adopting a baby…

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

May 15, 2019

When it comes to federal law, there really is nothing in place to protect LGBT people either. That’s how the Wittmer v Phillips case came about. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects people from employment discrimination. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, age, religion, and sex. The law says…

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LGBT Attorneys Can Help Overcome Challenges to Gay Adoptions

LGBT Attorneys in Houston Can Help Overcome Challenges to Gay Adoptions

April 30, 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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