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Lawyers Report Rise in Same Sex Couple Disputes

A recent survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) has revealed that 36% of members report an increase in the number of same sex couples looking for legal advice. This increase follows the US Supreme decision on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last year.

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Equal treatment for couples in civil partnerships

A recent judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union has found that employees who enter into a civil partnership with a partner of the same sex must be granted the same benefits as those granted to their colleagues upon their marriage, where marriage is not possible for homosexual couples.

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Marriage tax break a 'shocking waste of money'

Single parent charity, Gingerbread, has been highly critical of the Government’s recent announcement that it intends to introduce a transferable tax allowance for married couples.

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More marriages in Scotland

The National Records of Scotland (NRS) has published details on the number of births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships that took place in Scotland during 2012.

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Studying the health of same-sex couples

Same-sex couples that live together report worse health than people of the same socioeconomic status who are in heterosexual marriages, according to a national study that could have implications for the gay marriage debate.

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