Tagged: civil unions

Hawaii legislature okays civil unions

The Hawaii legislature approved a civil-unions bill and sent it to Republican Gov. Linda Lingle, who has 45 days to either sign it or send it back to lawmakers for a possible override vote.  Law Professor Linda McClain, an authority on family law and policy, says it’s significant this bill emerged through the democratic process […]

California high court ruling on same-sex marriages

California’s Supreme Court today upheld last November’s state’s Proposition 8 decision by voters that overturned the high court’s earlier ruling legalizing same-sex marriages.  School of Law Professor Linda McClain, an authority on family law and policy, can comment on the legal ramifications of today’s decision. “Perhaps this, in combination with the economic problems California faces, may […]

New York same-sex marriage bill

With New York Governor Paterson introducing a same-sex marriage bill before that state’s legislature, Law Professor Linda McClain, an authority on family law and policy, says New York lawmakers may be pressured by other states moving quickly on this front. “Is this peer pressure likely to have an effect ?  Now that other lawmaking bodies are […]