The District of Columbia passed the Religious Freedom And Civil Marriage Equality Amendment Act 2009 making same-sex legal in the D.C. Same sex couples now enjoy the same rights and privileges as heterosexual couples. Likewise, same-sex couples contend with the same challenges as heterosexual couples with additional issues unique to the community.
In the District of Columbia, marriage is defined as follows, “Marriage is the legally recognized union of 2 persons. Any person may enter into a marriage in the District of Columbia with another person, regardless of gender, unless the marriage is expressly prohibited by D.C. Code” Same sex couples are protected and again have the same rights and privileges as non-same-sex married couples.
In addition, the District has legalized “registered domestic partner ships under the Domestic Partnership Judicial Determination of Parentage Act of 2009. With regard to inheritance, probate, guardianship, filing joint local tax returns and more…, domestic partners enjoy the same rights as a “spouse”
Mitchell Law is well versed in the rights, interests and the issues that are unique to the LGBTQ community. We have a track record in representing members of the LGBTQ community on many fronts— employment discrimination, prisoner rights while incarcerated, probate and family law matters.
Mitchell Law is knowledgeable regarding LGBTQ law, policy and practices and will protect your legal interests and rights.
We handle matters such as:
Dissolving civil unions and marriages
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements for LGBTQ couples