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Court: Violence law unfair to gay South Carolina couples

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — People in same-sex relationships in South Carolina should get the same legal protections against domestic violence as heterosexual couples, the state’s highest court ruled Wednesday, deeming a portion of the state’s criminal domestic violence statute unconstitutional. ...

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NY court: Gays can seek parental rights for nonbiological kids

ALBANY — New York’s highest court expanded the definition of parenthood Tuesday by ruling that former same-sex couples may seek visitation and custody of children even when they aren’t the biological or adoptive parent. The Court of Appeals decision resolves ...

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