Archive: LGBTQ

Keeping it (almost) All in the Family

BKW Law Clerk and Drexel-Kline School of Law 3L, Phill Sylvester, married his partner Matt on December 8. BKW Law Clerk Caroline Osborne, also a 3L at Drexel-Kline, served as a member of the wedding… Read More

Posted: December 10th, 2018
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Gender Markers Still Miss the Mark

Jennifer Dumin, The Legal Intelligencer (online) On Aug. 8, Pennsylvania became the 12th state to update its birth certificate policy by removing the requirement of proof of surgery to change an individual’s gender marker. The… Read More

Posted: October 6th, 2016
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What Did I Commit to: A Celebration or a Marriage?

Jennifer Dumin, The Legal Intelligencer (online) Throughout America’s history, same-sex couples have stood before their families and friends and made declarations of love and commitment. I have attended commitment ceremonies over the last two decades… Read More

Posted: September 14th, 2015
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Paternity and Parentage in Same-Sex Marriages

Jennifer Dumin and Lisa Shapson, The Legal Intelligencer One year and one day after same-sex marriage became legally recognized in Pennsylvania, some friends exchanged vows. These newlywed wives want a child and are planning to… Read More

Posted: July 14th, 2015
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Justice in Action – Exploring Global LGBT Rights Movement

At BKW, we don’t just talk the talk. Partner Margaret Klaw co-chaired the Mazzoni Center’s Justice in Action event today, stating: As a family lawyer practicing in Philadelphia, I am acutely aware of the need… Read More

Posted: February 19th, 2015
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