The land of the “great melting pot,” the United States ironically is still a land that is not free from discrimination. Discrimination is still taking place in many forms, against other races, other religions, other genders, and against other sexual preferences. The latest discrimination form is in that of same sex issues. There is still much debate over whether or not same sex couples have the same rights as heterosexual couples. Many states have already passed laws to say that they do. A same sex family lawyer in Plainview, New York fights for the rights of same sex couples to be treated fairly. Here are some of the issues that are covered.
New York is one of the states where same sex marriage is allowed. Back in August of 2016, the New York State Court of Appeals ruled that the same sex partner of a parent who has a biological child is legally recognized also as a parent. The couple did not even have to be married. The same sex partner did not have to adopt the child. This interesting changing of the law led to many lawsuits being lodged by those who were denied the right of being recognized as a parent because of their same sex marriage status.
There are other issues of family law that have come under scrutiny where same sex family justice is concerned. The right for a same sex partner to officially adopt the child of a the other parent in the case of a divorce has also come before the courts in lawsuits. The right to be given the same rights for health benefits as a heterosexual couple is also another issue that ends up in a lawsuit for the same sex couple who has been discriminated against.
The Law Offices of Elan Wurtzel have been providing legal solutions for clients in Plainview, New York, Brooklyn, New York and the surrounding areas for more than 33 years. The law offices practice law in personal injury, nursing home neglect, estate and probate law, and family law. If there are same sex couples who are in need of a same sex family lawyer in New York, they can visit the lawyers at their website, http://wurtzellaw.com/. You can also connect them on Facebook.