The Arizona Supreme Court said same-sex couples not only have the same right to marry as straight couples thanks to recent U. The couple later opted to have a child and, after unsuccessful attempts by Suzan, Kimberly became pregnant and gave birth to a baby boy in The couple entered into a co-parenting agreement that same year.
People who choose not to marry, have not yet married, or are unable to marry seem to get lost in the shuffle. So do unmarried same-sex couples. But their family law issues are no less real or important than those of married people.
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Jump to navigation Skip navigation. Right now, that's not the case. We hear far too often from LGBTQ parents who are frustrated and upset that their child's birth certificate does not match their family. When the U.
Hodges decision which federally allowed same-sex marriage, but they are still under threat. Like marriage, adoption for LGBT couples has a complicated legal history too. For a long time, like other rights denied to LGBT people, adoption was not permitted.
Constitution, even though a state law doesn't recognize those rights. The ruling from the state's highest court said U. Supreme Court precedent requires same-sex couples be afforded the same rights as straight couples.
When Sara Watson's partner got pregnant with their son through in vitro fertilization, they were overjoyed. Then the fear came. They weren't married, so Watson had no legal rights as Eli's parent even though her eggs were used to conceive him with donor sperm.
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Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Arizonaand same-sex couples are able to marry and adopt. The state provides only limited protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Several cities, including Phoenix and Tucsonhave ordinances in place designed to protected LGBT people from discrimination.
Click below to become a member of MAP. Laws that explicitly mention sexual orientation primarily protect or harm lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. That said, transgender people who are lesbian, gay or bisexual can be affected by laws that explicitly mention sexual orientation. Gender identity and expression are independent of sexual orientation, and transgender people may identify as heterosexual, lesbian, gay or bisexual.