Articles tagged with: Law

Dec03

Same-sex parenting: What to expect before you're expecting

POSTED ON // Saturday, 03 December 2016 Written by // Stacey Dowson

Same-sex parenting: What to expect before you're expecting

LGBTI lawyers Stacey Dowson and Elizabeth Clegg help you navigate same sex parenting

Jun11

Law Society rejects calls for abolition of provocation defence in South Australia

POSTED ON // Thursday, 11 June 2015 Written by // Ron Hughes

Law Society rejects calls for abolition of provocation defence in South Australia

The President of the Law Society has argued against abolishing the partial provocation defence - also known as the 'gay panic' defence - in South Australia.

May18

Calls for South Australia to end the ‘provocation’ defence entirely

POSTED ON // Monday, 18 May 2015 Written by // Ron Hughes

Calls for South Australia to end the ‘provocation’ defence entirely

A University of Adelaide law expert has added her voice to the call to end the so-called ‘provocation’ defence in South Australia.

Feb03

This free seminar has what you need to know about the law and LGBTI relationships

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 03 February 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

This free seminar has what you need to know about the law and LGBTI relationships

SYDNEY: LGBTI owned and operated law firm Dowson Turco Lawyers will be hosting a free seminar to provide rainbow families with information and resources to navigate the sometimes murky waters of family law.

Jan22

Current same-sex adoption laws ‘absurd’

POSTED ON // Thursday, 22 January 2015 Written by // James Findlay

Current same-sex adoption laws ‘absurd’

A landmark judgement acknowledging a same-sex couple as legal parents of a child fathered through an overseas commercial surrogacy arrangement has highlighted the legal maze same-sex couples enter regarding adoption and parenting in Australia.

Jan11

Next to erase historical gay sex convictions is the ACT

POSTED ON // Sunday, 11 January 2015 Written by // Reg Domingo

Next to erase historical gay sex convictions is the ACT

The ACT Government will expunge the records of men convicted gay sex offences prior to decriminalisation of homosexuality in the territory in 1976.

Nov30

How the ‘Friends With Benefits’ ruling affects you

POSTED ON // Sunday, 30 November 2014 Written by // Nicholas Stewart

How the ‘Friends With Benefits’ ruling affects you

In a landmark case, a judge has ruled two gay men who lived together and had a sexual relationship over a number of years were not de factos but ‘friends with benefits’. Lawyer Nicholas Stewart, whose firm represented one of the men, outlines what this means for the gay community.

Sep27

A defence that had no role in our law

POSTED ON // Saturday, 27 September 2014 Written by // Nicholas Stewart

A defence that had no role in our law

The gay panic defence was abolished in NSW in May. Why was it there in the first place? Lawyer Nicholas Stewart revisits the defence in the context of general provocation law.

Jul22

WATCH: President Obama signs executive order banning LGBTI workplace disrimination

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 22 July 2014 Written by // Sabine Brix

WATCH: President Obama signs executive order banning LGBTI workplace disrimination

U.S. President Barack Obama has signed an executive order banning workplace disrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of federal contractors and the federal government.

Jun21

When it's worth fighting for

POSTED ON // Saturday, 21 June 2014 Written by // Nicholas Stewart

When it's worth fighting for

Things sometimes do not work out, even when your loved one leaves a will. So what can gays and lesbians do when the matter is worth fighting for? Lawyer Nicholas Stewart has the answers.