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Dissecting the decisions

Posted: June 28th, 2013 | Columns, Featured, Legally LGBT | No Comments

Paul McGuire | Legally LGBT In August 2010 when Proposition 8 was declared unconstitutional by Judge Vaughn Walker, I could barely admit that I had voted no on the proposition. I wouldn’t come out until a year later. By the time the Ninth Circuit affirmed the decision and agreed that Prop 8 was unconstitutional in February 2012, I had begun following LGBT advocacy groups and met my current boyfriend.

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Proposed CA law to protect transgender students from discrimination

Posted: May 3rd, 2013 | Columns, Featured, Legally LGBT | No Comments

Paul McGuire | Legally LGBT Transgender individuals using the restroom of their expressed gender should not be an issue. Sadly, there have been a number of stories in which transgender individuals have been told that they cannot use the restrooms of their choosing. The issue is especially sensitive for school children who face teasing from their peers when they identify as transgender.

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The next step: 3 legal parents

Posted: March 8th, 2013 | Columns, Featured, Legally LGBT | 1 Comment

Paul McGuire | Legally LGBT One of the key arguments made against same-sex marriage is that children should be raised by a mother and a father. As the law exists in most areas, children are limited to two legal parents. Thus, if a child is raised by two men, the child has two fathers and no mother.

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