Common-Law Retroactivity Still at Issue in Marriage Equality

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Penny Jeannechild and Gail Shister are going through a breakup with a twist.

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  • Dan

    Jeannechild is being treated badly. Shister should revisit the essence of Martha Shelley. In other words, generational lesbians that have endured the struggle should not cynically cling to a legal system that reinforces the patriarchy. But such is the danger for not having any element of radicalization in your identity. Jeannechild would certainly win in any court based on ethics, morality and intellectualism. Let‘s hope that extends to the courts.

  • EGO

    Common Law Marriage was recognized and the word Law indicates legal so there seems to be some merit for validating their relationship.

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