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October 29, 2013

New Jersey Joins the Ranks of States Permitting Same-Sex Marriage

Civil unions have been available to same-sex couples in New Jersey since February 2007.  Previous efforts to change the law failed, with the Governor vetoing a same-sex marriage law in 2012.  However, same-sex marriage finally became available on October 21, 2013 after a Court ruling invalidating the state law that... Read More

October 23, 2013

Murdoch Again Appointed to ACTL Vermont State Committee

James W. Murdoch has once again been appointed by the Board of Regents as a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers' Vermont State Committee for the coming year.  Read More

October 23, 2013

Nevada Supreme Court Finds Same-Sex Co-Parenting Agreements Enforceable in Child Custody Determinations

In St. Mary v. Damon, 129 Nev., Advanced Opinion 68 (No. 58315, Oct. 3, 2013), the Nevada Supreme Court considered the custodial rights of a woman who bore a child created from her same-sex partner’s egg and donor sperm.Ms. St. Mary and Ms. Damon decided to have a child together. Read More

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