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"This clearly written, comprehensive, accessible guide belongs in the library of all gays and lesbians who are thinking of partnering or who are already partnered.... Learn about domestic arguments, managing joint income and protecting yourself and your significant other financially...buy and read this book."-Martin Kantor, MD, author of My Guy and Together ForeverLegal rights for the GLBT community are expanding every year. Cities and states all over the country are passing new legislation that makes it easier than ever before to protect yourself and your relationships. Gay & Lesbian Rights details how you can take advantage of the latest legal advances.- A brand-new section answers all your questions about the eight states that legally recognize same-sex partnerships.- A convenient appendix features useful resources such as websites, organizations and hotlines for information and support-including support for GLBT teens.- Tip boxes highlight how to find the information you need to live your life the way you want.Gay & Lesbian Rights explains how to stand up for your rights, use the law to your advantage and get the results you need-even in not-so-GLBT-friendly environments.Use Gay & Lesbian Rights to learn how to:- formalize your relationship through a civil union or marriage- register a domestic partnership - defend yourself against discrimination- encourage equality in the workplace- combine finances and households - obtain health insurance for your family - adopt or conceive a child- ensure a safe school environment for your children- provide for your family with estate planning tools- end a domestic partnership - make a difference in your community
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