It’s Valentine’s Day, and even lawyers aren’t immune to a bit of romance. So tonight on Done By Law we’re talking about love – well, love and the law.
For a large portion of the population, the law doesn’t have too much involvement in your love life, that is unless things go wrong – domestic violence, divorce, child support etc. But for same-sex attracted people, the law gets involved from the start – dictating how you share property, when you can visit your partner in hospital, what you can inherit, whether you can marry and whether or how you can have children. Joining us on the show tonight we have a special guest who will give our listeners an insight into the joys and challenges of being in a same-sex partnership in Victoria today. We’ll chat about what works, what doesn’t, and how we might like to see things improve in the future.
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This week, we interview Lynne Morgain from the ALSO Foundation about the recent and pending changes to the law relating to the recognition of same sex families in Victoria. In particular, we discuss the Bill currently before the Upper House of the Victorian Parliament which will give children in same sex families the same legal recognition as children in heterosexual families. We also discuss news in brief with a focus on the social justice issues that have arisen.
Tags: children, family, gay, IVF, lesbian, same sex
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