These materials accompanied the CLE program "Same-Sex Marriage in North America: A Look at Where We Are Eight Years Later," which was presented at the ABA Family Law 2011 Annual Meeting. Program description is below.
Same-sex marriage has been a reality in North America beginning with the Ontario and Massachusetts decisions in 2003. The panel will examine the progress of law reform in this area since that time, the increasing legalization of same-sex marriage across the United States, the lessons learned in Canada and the unique legal issues confronting same-sex couples from one jurisdiction to another, from parenting issues to separation and divorce. The presenters have each worked in the forefront of the area of equality for LGBT families for many years.
- Martha McCarthy, Esq., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Richard Wilson, Esq., Chicago, IL