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Texas Birth Certificates to List 2 Moms, 2 Dads

By |September 29th, 2015|Adoption, Assisted Reproductive Technology, Gay Fathers, Marriage Equality, Parentage Orders, Rich Vaughn, Same Sex Marriage, Same Sex Parents, Sperm Donation, Surrogacy|

The Texas Department of State Health Services made headlines last month when it revealed in a court filing that it would begin allowing same-sex parents’ names on children’s birth certificates—although it may be [...]

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Even If Kim Davis Issues Marriage License, LGBT Intended Parents Need Court Order Granting Parental Rights

By |September 10th, 2015|Assisted Reproductive Technology, Family Law, Intended Parents, LGBT, Marriage Equality, Parentage Orders, Rich Vaughn, Same Sex Marriage|

Since the June U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states, some LGBT intended parents who want to create families via surrogacy, egg donation or other forms of assisted reproductive [...]

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Marriage Equality Won’t Keep You from Getting Fired, Evicted

By |July 24th, 2015|LGBT, Marriage Equality|

Sad as I am to be the bearer of sad tidings, even before the celebrations of the June 26 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states had faded, the [...]

Supreme Court Preserves Obamacare Subsidies

By |June 26th, 2015|IFLG, Rich Vaughn|

The legalization of same-sex marriage in all 50 states is not the first groundbreaking U.S. Supreme Court decision impacting LGBT intended parents and their families to come down this week.In an unexpected 6-4 [...]

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Same-Sex Marriage Is U.S. Law

By |June 26th, 2015|LGBT, Marriage Equality, Same Sex Marriage|

This morning’s announcement from the U.S. Supreme Court brought us the best of all possible news for same-sex couples, including same-sex parents and their children. In a 5 to 4 decision the Court [...]

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Advocates, Opponents of ART Vie for Hearts and Minds

By |June 1st, 2015|Family Law, Fertility Law, IFLG, Intended Parents, Reproductive Laws, Rich Vaughn|

In statehouses throughout the United States, in courtrooms and international policy-making bodies, and in global organizations such as the United Nation’s Conference on Women, an orchestrated movement of social conservatives is waging a [...]

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International Surrogacy Conference Makes London Headlines

By |May 21st, 2015|American Bar Association, Rich Vaughn|

International surrogacy law is a hot topic in the London news today as we were honored to have Family Division Judge Dame Lucy Theis as our first speaker at the International Academy of [...]

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Participation in Legal Conferences Means Better Client Service

By |May 15th, 2015|American Bar Association, Assisted Reproductive Technology, Fertility Law, IFLG, Reproductive Laws, Rich Vaughn|

May has been an especially busy month at International Fertility Law Group, with lots of travel and my participation in a series of excellent professional conferences and symposiums—all offering opportunities to meet with [...]

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Legal Agreements Must Cover All Scenarios—Even If It Hurts

By |May 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|

A lawsuit filed against actress Sofia Vergara by her ex-fiancé has shone a bright light on assisted reproductive technology recently, calling attention to the legal pitfalls that can emerge unless careful precautions are [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court Prepares for Same Sex Marriage Hearing

By |April 28th, 2015|LGBT, Marriage Equality, Rich Vaughn, Same Sex Marriage|

All eyes will be on the nine judges who sit on the U.S. Supreme Court this week, as both sides present their arguments as to whether same-sex marriages should be recognized in all [...]

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