When is it Time to Consider a Step-Parent Adoption in Texas?

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For years, people have been saying that there’s no point in getting married since more than half of all marriages end in divorce. And, while you can spin the statistics in a way that makes it seem like this is true, don’t believe everything you hear. More people who get married stay together than get…

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Do You Need Help with Your LGBT International Adoption?

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It hasn’t been that long that LGBT couples could freely adopt in Texas. Of course, it wasn’t that agencies would openly challenge adoptions based on someone’s sexual orientation. They used marital status as the reason why they wouldn’t work with a couple to adopt a baby. Thankfully, the law in Texas now recognizes same-sex marriages.…

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What is a Second-Parent Adoption in Texas?

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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?

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?

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?

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

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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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