Summary and Info
Here are the answers you’ve been looking for! Gay and Lesbian Rights provides a complete guide and roadmap to GLBT rights. Whether you’re single, a couple or a family, you need to know how to use the legal system to get what you want. If you’re gay, lesbian, bi or TG, you need to know: - your rights against discrimination at work, in housing and with regard to credit - where to get help against discrimination - how to create a domestic partnership in California or elsewhere - how to use a domestic partnership form to get health benefits for your partner or yourself - how to get a civil union in Vermont and who will perform one for you - whether you can adopt or be a foster parent - whether being GLBT is going to affect your divorce or custody case - your protection under hate crime laws - methods for legally changing your name or gender - information for TGs and bis - coping with transgender or transsexual issues in public and at work - how to end a domestic partnership or civil union - where to find GLBT resources, organizations and information - how to use a surrogate, insemination or egg donor to become a parent - ways to combine finances with a partner - why you need to have a will - whether your partner can adopt your children or vice versa - how to use powers of attorney and other documents to give your partner rights Gay and Lesbian Legal Rights uses clear language to explain how the law affects you and your loved ones, while emphasizing how to stand up for your rights, use the law to your advantage, find help and understand how to get the results you need under laws that aren’t always GLBT friendly. The book is written by an attorney and includes forms, a detailed resource appendix and a straight-forward, GLBT friendly tone.