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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Same-Sex Marriage: A Legal Background after United States v. Windsor

Categories: Federal State Relations,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43481.pdf

Explores the legal climate for same-sex marriage following the Supreme Court’s Windsor decision which held that the Defense of Marriage Age was unconstitutional in violating due process and equal protection principles. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Nonfatal Domestic Violence, 2003-2012

Categories: Crime/Justice,Marriage/Family,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/ndv0312.pdf

Provides analysis and statistics on rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault committed by intimate partners, immediate family members, or other relatives.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Partners in Education: A Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships

Categories: Children,Education,Marriage/Family

http://www2.ed.gov/documents/family-community/partners-education.pdf

Offers a framework for building connections between schools and their communities, with a special emphasis on family engagement in education.  From the Department of Education

 

Employer-Sponsored Benefits Extended to Domestic Partners

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-3/employer-sponsored-benefits-extended-to-domestic-partners.htm

Looks at the frequency with which health and defined-benefit plans are available to unmarried opposite-sex and unmarried same-sex partners.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

United States v. Castleman

Categories: Crime/Justice,Laws/Regulations,Marriage/Family,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/12-1371

Unanimous Supreme Court decision that affirmed the ban against possession of firearms by anyone convicted of a crime of domestic violence.  At issue was whether the crime of domestic violence involved the use of physical force.  From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute

 

America’s Young Adults at 27: Labor Market Activity, Education, and Household Composition: Results from a Longitudinal Survey

Categories: Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/nlsyth.pdf

Provides information on work and nonwork experiences, training, schooling, income, assets, and other characteristics of young adults born in the early 1980s.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

 

A Profile of the Working Poor, 2012

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpswp2012.pdf

Reports that 46.5 million people or 15% of the nation’s population lived below the official poverty level.  10.6 million were working full-time or part-time but below the poverty level.  Provides information about demographic, educational, occupational, and family characteristics of the working poor. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Bostic v. Rainey

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Marriage/Family,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

http://docs.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/virginia/vaedce/2:2013cv00395/297631/136/0.pdf?1392477544

 

Ruling by federal district court judge Arenda Wright Allen that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.  From Justia.com

 

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