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X marks the gender: what to call someone who isn't a he or she

X marks the gender: what to call someone who isn't a he or she | Family Law | Scoop.it
They are not a “she” or a “he” or even a “she/he”, not a “him” or a “her”, and certainly not an “it”. They are not “herself” and “himself”, and what is theirs is no longer “hers” or “his”. Exactly what they are, language-wise, remains unclear.
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Same-sex marriage in the ACT will be legal – for five days at least

Same-sex marriage in the ACT will be legal – for five days at least | Family Law | Scoop.it
SAME-sex couples getting married in the ACT on Saturday will enjoy at least five days of being legally recognised after the High Court decided to hold its deliberations for the
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More parents defy law with overseas surrogacy

More parents defy law with overseas surrogacy | Family Law | Scoop.it
A sharp rise in Australian children born in India shows laws criminalising commercial surrogacy are doing nothing to stop parents going overseas to find birth mothers for their children, surrogacy advocates say.
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Domestic violence reality check for the 'manosphere' - Eureka Street

Domestic violence reality check for the 'manosphere' - Eureka Street | Family Law | Scoop.it
By Sarah McKenzie
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It's time to recognise secular same sex marriage - Eureka Street

It's time to recognise secular same sex marriage - Eureka Street | Family Law | Scoop.it
The US Supreme Court and our newly installed Prime Minister have put their weight behind legal recognition of same sex marriage. In California alone there are already 40,000 children who are being brought up by same sex couples.
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Family Court of Australia - Judgments

Judgments of the Family Court of Australia and links to relevant family law legislation
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Legal aid crisis warning on funding cuts affecting family law trials

Legal aid crisis warning on funding cuts affecting family law trials | Family Law | Scoop.it
A WOMAN whose former partner is accused of stalking and threatening to kill her is being denied aid for a family law trial because of a funding crisis.
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Wife without ghost of a chance in property row

Wife without ghost of a chance in property row | Family Law | Scoop.it
The matrimonial home had several problems, the woman at the centre of a property dispute claimed - recurrent termite infestations, slugs in the shower and a resident ghost.
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Family Court judge orders girl, 5, be told her father is a pedophile when she is deemed old enough

A JUDGE has ordered that a five-year-old girl be told her father is a pedophile as soon as she is deemed old enough.

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JustKimberly's comment, June 17, 2012 6:34 AM
The daughter has a right to know what her father is, whether or not she understands it, however, it may have a traumatising effect on the little girl and ultimately her lifestyle in the future.
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Push to give police extra powers over home abuse

Push to give police extra powers over home abuse | Family Law | Scoop.it
THE Premier, Barry O'Farrell, must take a leadership role in tackling domestic violence in NSW, a ''profoundly personal problem, a destructive social issue and a serious crime'' that disproportionately affects women and costs the state $4.5 billion a year, a parliamentary inquiry has found.

 


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Transgenders won't have to divorce partners under new law

Transgenders won't have to divorce partners under new law | Family Law | Scoop.it
Laws that force transgender people to divorce their spouse if they want their sex-change legally recognised may be abolished under a bill to be introduced to NSW Parliament.
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Ethical minefield of parents in control

Ethical minefield of parents in control | Family Law | Scoop.it
Designer babies - their gender, personality traits and skin colour chosen by genetic testing - are a looming reality. But are we ready to confront this minefield of ethics?
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Germany To Offer 3 Gender Options On Birth Certificates

Germany To Offer 3 Gender Options On Birth Certificates | Family Law | Scoop.it
As of November, Germany will be the first country in Europe to offer a "third gender" distinction on its birth certificates.
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Tennessee judge changes boy's name from Messiah to Martin

Tennessee judge changes boy's name from Messiah to Martin | Family Law | Scoop.it
Lu Ann Ballew, child support magistrate in eastern Tennessee, orders first-name change after parents fail to agree on surname
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Australia: New South Wales gets legal go-ahead for equal marriage bill

Australia: New South Wales gets legal go-ahead for equal marriage bill | Family Law | Scoop.it
An Australian parliamentary committee has ruled that the country's federal government does not have sole responsibility for marriage equality laws, paving the way for the state of New South Wales (NSW) to introduce its own same-sex marriage bill.
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Family Law Reform : Perspectives from Recent Work by Women's Legal Services NSW

Family Law Reform : Perspectives from Recent Work by Women's Legal Services NSW | Family Law | Scoop.it
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Paperwork priority while children fall through cracks: social worker

Paperwork priority while children fall through cracks: social worker | Family Law | Scoop.it
Social worker Sam Smith* says it kills him to know he is leaving children at risk in dangerous homes because of government pressure to cut costs and lower the number of children in care.
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Calls to child abuse helpline rise 300%

Calls to child abuse helpline rise 300% | Family Law | Scoop.it
Four times as many child abuse survivors are seeking professional help since a royal commission into the issue was announced last year, research shows.
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Father threatened with jail over website attacking former wife and lawyers

Father threatened with jail over website attacking former wife and lawyers | Family Law | Scoop.it
THE Family Court has threatened to jail an aggrieved father over a website that attacks his former wife as a "psychopath" and intimidates her lawyers by branding them witches and murderers.

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