Below are some of the library resources that can provide further guidance on this topic. The Texas State Law Library has many other resources in addition to the highlights we present below. Please call us at (512) 463-1722 if you have any questions about these materials.
Nolo believes "everyone should know their legal rights and be active participants in structuring their legal affairs." This title provides information and forms that allow gay couples to create legal agreements for owning property together, handling finances and family concerns. It comes with a CD containing the forms. Remote access to chapters from the current edition is available from the Legal Reference Center Database. See Electronic Databases for access.
Nolo specializes in publishing "plain English" legal guides. This volume is a guide to "Same-Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnerships & Civil Unions." Remote access to chapters from the current edition is available from the Legal Reference Center Database. See Electronic Databases for access.
"As the sole sponsor of the federal court challenge of California’s Proposition 8, now known as Hollingsworth v. Perry, AFER is leading the fight for marriage equality and equality under the law for every America."
"The QRD (short for Queer Resources Directory) is an electronic library with news clippings, political contact information, newsletters, essays, images, hyperlinks, and every other kind of information resource of interest to the GLBQ community. Information is stored for the use of casual network users and serious researchers alike."
The Center's National Legal Resource and Strategy Center for HIV Advocacy provides this webpage of "resources that describe the impact of HIV/AIDS on queer people of all ages and the programs and policies developed to address it, and other resources that otherwise are specific to the LGBTQI communities and their concerns."
Texas Law Help is an excellent source for a variety of legal information and self-help forms. It includes a LGBT resource page that includes a discussion of estate planning and a Hospital Visitation Authorization form.
The information provided on this page has been prepared for general information purposes only and should not be construed as, nor substituted for, legal advice. It is strongly recommended that you contact an attorney for advice specific to your fact situation. Your local bar association or the State Bar of Texas Lawyer Referral Information Service (1-800-252-9690) can assist you with locating an attorney.
Some of the electronic resources we refer to in this guide may be in PDF format. Adobe Reader or similar software is required to view PDFs.
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