Michael J. Higdon has posted to SSRN his article Biological Citizenship and the Children of Same-Sex Marriage. Here is the abstract: In 2015, the Supreme Court ruled that states could not, consistent with the Due Process Clause, deny same-sex couples the right to marry. To allow otherwise, said the Court, would “harm and humiliate the children...Read more
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Each unhappy couple is unhappy in its own way—but at least part of that unhappiness may be related to women’s professional success. A new study by Swedish researchers found that women who begin their marriage either earning less than their husband or not working at all, are significantly more likely to get divorced if their career...Read more
When Becky Fawcett and her husband pursued adoption twelve years ago, she quickly learned that the adoption process was suited for families defined as “a white woman married to a white man who worshiped a certain way and planned to adopt a certain way.” Fawcett didn’t accept this definition of family and was frustrated that...Read more
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month. On February 5, 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the FMLA into law guaranteeing certain employees up to 12 unpaid weeks off of work a year to care for children or ill family members, or to recover from one’s own serious health...Read more
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