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Legally Wed

Author : Mark Philip Strasser
ISBN : 0801484294
Genre : Law
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"Strasser sets forth many strong legal and moral arguments for opposing the organized right-wing anti-gay anti-marriage campaign now raging state by state, a campaign designed to make this country a house divided in which targeted couples do not know whether they are married or not as they cross state borders. He blasts the election-year federal anti-marriage law that created a caste-system of marriage in America just to discriminate against lesbian and gay soon-to-be-weds. Any American uncomfortable with the idea of second-class citizens and second- class marriages will welcome the legal ammunition in this book."--Evan Wolfson, Director of the Marriage Project of the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund and co-counsel on Baehr v. Miike, the Hawaii marriage case "Strasser . . . analyzes the arguments against same-sex marriage one by one and concludes that none achieves legal credibility. He reviews the bars on marriage based on definition, procreation, custody, and protection of children and the debates centered on equal protection. Looking at the recently passed Defense of Marriage Act, he concludes that it may be unconstitutional. . . . This [book] is of great current relevance."--Library Journal In a new preface, Mark Strasser discusses recent developments in the legal battle over same-sex marriages in Hawaii. He anticipates the likely state- and nation-wide impact of the Hawaii Supreme Court's decision.

Legally Wed

Author : Cecil Wilde
ISBN : 9781622102969
Genre : Fiction
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When your best friend is gay and you are straight life can present some interesting challenges...especially if chance and circumstances conspire and you find yourself married...To each other! Legally Wed from romance author Cecil Wilde is a perfect mix of friendship, love, and humor; with a few twists and turns to keep you turning the pages of this contemporary GLBT romance. Blake’s a thirty-something lawyer climbing the career ladder to his dream job of DA. He’s sacrificed any kind of life away from work to get to where he’s going, and he’s determined to get there. Xander’s a contract lawyer stuck in a dead-end job and a string of unfulfilling relationships with men he can’t love. He’s been in love with his best friend almost since they first met in law school, but he’d never say anything, because he knows Blake can’t love him back. During a desperately needed vacation for both of them, they wake up after a night on the town in Las Vegas--married. To each other. As if that wasn’t bad enough, they soon realize that the story coming out would tank Blake’s career and ruin Xander’s life, so they can’t afford to get a divorce. Their only choice is to fake it. For Blake, that means pretending he’s not as straight as he’s always said he is, and for Xander, it means the torture of getting what he’s always wanted in the worst possible way. Add to that the trials of married life, and what starts out as an adventure quickly turns sour as life happens, confessions are made, and tragedy strikes. With his tentatively happy marriage hanging in the balance, Blake must engage in some serious soul-searching to find out that what he’s always wanted had been right in front of him all along. But will it be too late to convince Xander of his intentions, after years of not being able to see him for what he was? Content Notes: Hot, Anal Play, Anal Intercourse, M/M, Contemporary, GLBT

Legally Wed

Author : Rick R. Reed
ISBN : 9781627982030
Genre : Fiction
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Determined to settle, Duncan plans to marry Marilyn. But love comes when you least expect it, and he falls for Peter, the wedding planner.

Legally Wed

Author : Patty Froese
ISBN : 1612528058
Genre : Fiction
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When Rich McConaughey comes back to town, divorce papers in hand, he's in for more than he bargained for. Lisa Young, the woman he was married to for six months, hasn't changed a bit. His mother has though... she's gone from matronly to meow, and his father has taken off with the secretary. Does anything last anymore? Lisa Young feels chained to the hardware store her family has run for generations. How can she tell her father that she hates the family business? When Rich walks back into her store asking her to finalize a divorce she thought was behind her, she thinks that the answer is to sign on the dotted line and move on. Except, Rich isn't making it so easy... and God has other plans. For better or for worse, when you're legally wed, things can get complicated.

License To Wed

Author : Kimberly D. Richman
ISBN : 9780814724224
Genre : Law
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A critical reader of the history of marriage understands that it is an institution that has always been in flux. It is also a decidedly complicated one, existing simultaneously in the realms of religion, law, and emotion. And yet recent years have seen dramatic and heavily waged battles over the proposition of including same sex couples in marriage. Just what is at stake in these battles? License to Wed examines the meanings of marriage for couples in the two first states to extend that right to same sex couples: California and Massachusetts. The two states provide a compelling contrast: while in California the rights that go with marriage—inheritance, custody, and so forth—were already granted to couples under the state’s domestic partnership law, those in Massachusetts did not have this same set of rights. At the same time, Massachusetts has offered civil marriage consistently since 2004; Californians, on the other hand, have experienced a much more turbulent legal path. And yet, same-sex couples in both states seek to marry for a variety of interacting, overlapping, and evolving reasons that do not vary significantly by location. The evidence shows us that for many of these individuals, access to civil marriage in particular—not domestic partnership alone, no matter how broad—and not a commitment ceremony alone, no matter how emotional—is a home of such personal, civic, political, and instrumental resonance that it is ultimately difficult to disentangle the many meanings of marriage. This book attempts to do so, and in the process reveals just what is at stake for these couples, how access to a legal institution fundamentally alters their consciousness, and what the impact of legal inclusion is for those traditionally excluded.

13 Women You Should Never Marry

Author : Mary Colbert
ISBN : 9781617955631
Genre : Religion
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As mother to two sons and grandmother to six grandsons, Mary Colbert has thought a lot about the types of women she would want them to wed. Filled with humor and insight, Colbert reveals 13 types of women men should avoid. At the same time she holds a mirror up for women to search themselves to see if they might be: Blinded Brenda, Holy Holly, Prideful Peggy, Addicted Debbie, Married Mindy, Lazy Lucille, Nervous Nellie, Dominating Donna, Trophy Tina, Chatty Cathy, Broke-as-a-Joke Julie, Lying Linda, Sad Sally.

Into The Wilderness

Author : Sara Donati
ISBN : 9780440338079
Genre : Fiction
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Weaving a vibrant tapestry of fact and fiction, Into the Wilderness sweeps us into another time and place...and into the heart of a forbidden, incandescent affair between a spinster Englishwoman and an American frontiersman. Here is an epic of romance and history that will captivate readers from the very first page. When Elizabeth Middleton, twenty-nine years old and unmarried, leaves her Aunt Merriweather's comfortable English estate to join her father and brother in the remote mountain village of Paradise on the edge of the New York wilderness, she does so with a strong will and an unwavering purpose: to teach school. It is December of 1792 when she arrives in a cold climate unlike any she has ever experienced. And she meets a man different from any she has ever encountered--a white man dressed like a Native American, tall and lean and unsettling in his blunt honesty. He is Nathaniel Bonner, also known to the Mohawk people as Between-Two-Lives. Determined to provide schooling for all the children of the village--white, black, and Native American--Elizabeth soon finds herself at odds with local slave owners. Much to her surprise, she clashes with her own father as well. Financially strapped, Judge Middleton has plans for his daughter--betrothal to local doctor Richard Todd. An alliance with Todd could extract her father from ruin but would call into question the ownership of Hidden Wolf, the mountain where Nathaniel, his father, and a small group of Native Americans live and hunt. As Judge Middleton brings pressure to bear against his daughter, she is faced with a choice between compliance and deception, a flight into the forest, and a desire that will bend her hard will to compromise and transformation. Elizabeth's ultimate destiny, here in the heart of the wilderness, lies in the odyssey to come: trials of faith and flesh, and passion born amid Nathaniel's own secrets and divided soul. Interweaving the fate of the remnants of the Mohawk Nation with the destiny of two lovers, Sara Donati's compelling novel creates a complex, profound, passionate portrait of an emerging America.

Angels Of Pattaya

Author : G. T. Gray
ISBN : 9781908518125
Genre : Prostitutes
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Angels of Pattaya offers a unique insight into the world of organised prostitution in Pattaya. In their own words, the bar girls of Pattaya reveal how they became involved in vice, their lives, their hopes for the future and what they think of their "customers". Many are poor and uneducated, others come from relatively well-to-do Thai families. Some engage in prostitution out of desperation for money, others out of greed. Some even view it as an easy lifestyle which allows them to drink and party all night and sleep until the afternoon. A few say they hope to meet a good man who will take them away from prostitution. Their confessions will make you laugh and cry, cringe and applaud. This book will change your perception of the women who work in Pattaya's go-go bars forever.

Liberalismus Und Konservatismus

Author : Jens Eisfeld
ISBN : 3161489969
Genre : Law
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English summary: Jens Eisfeld analyzes the influence of conservatism and liberalism on the legal debate over same-sex marriages in the US. In addition to discussing the philosophical differences between liberalism and conservatism in general, he also deals with the political conflict between liberal and conservative constitutional theory which is caused by antagonistic attitudes of the 'good' social order and the impact of this contrast on the controversy over the constitutionality of same-sex marriages. German description: Jens Eisfeld untersucht den Einfluss der politischen Ideen des Liberalismus und des Konservatismus auf die aktuelle Diskussion in den USA um die Legalisierung gleichgeschlechtlicher Ehen durch Gerichtsurteile, die das Verbot der Ehe zwischen Personen gleichen Geschlechts fur verfassungswidrig erklaren. Liberalismus und Konservatismus wirken nicht nur auf die allgemeine politische Diskussion um die gleichgeschlechtliche Ehe ein, sondern auch und gerade auf die verfassungsrechtlichen Streitpunkte innerhalb dieser Debatte. Der Autor geht davon aus, dass gerade in der verfassungsrechtlichen Literatur und Rechtsprechung vom konkreten Anlass abstrahierbare Begrundungsmuster und Argumentationsstrategien im Einsatz sind, deren Ursprung, Zusammenhang und Wirkung ohne die Verknupfung mit den politischen Ideen von Konservatismus und Liberalismus unverstandlich bleiben. Dieser methodische Ansatz ermoglicht eine neue Perspektive auf die Debatte uber die gerichtliche Legalisierung gleichgeschlechtlicher Ehen, mit der sich unter anderem nachweisen lasst, dass die Entscheidung dieses Streits in erster Linie nicht von juristischen Argumenten abhangt, sondern von politischen Uberzeugungen, die eine bestimmte Begrundungsstrategie erst auslosen.

Paying Less Tax 2006 2007 For Dummies

Author : Tony Levene
ISBN : 9780470032787
Genre : Business & Economics
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Find taxes taxing? You’re not alone! With rules and regulations constantly changing, and nine million of us having to work out our tax bill for ourselves, it’s no wonder that three quarters of us pay too much tax every year. Help is at hand, however, from this insider’s guide to understanding tax, and paying less of it. Including the latest figures from the Spring Budget, the book outlines the basics of the tax system in plain English and shows you how you could save money by avoiding those tax pitfalls and reducing your tax bill. All aspects of tax are covered from child credit, to savings, to pay as you earn schemes, and practical advice is given to show you how your tax savings could soon add up. If you are looking for a light hearted and easy to understand introduction to keeping more of your hard earned cash, look no further!

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