Soc 344 DEFINING MARRIAGE FAMILY CASES

Soc 344 DEFINING MARRIAGE FAMILY CASES - Soc 344 Luis F...

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Soc 344 Luis F Sfeir-Younis Defining Marriage and Family DEFINING MARRIAGES and FAMILIES CASE 1: Alison and Virginia, two unmarried women who lived together for several years, decided to have a child. They turned to artificial insemination and Virginia became pregnant. They both participated and cared for the child. After two years, they separated. They agreed (a) to have visitation rights for Alison and (b) Alison would pay child support to Virginia. After two years, Virginia placed limits on such visitations and the matter went to court. The court reasoned that Alison was not a biological or adoptive parent, so she was not heard and lost the case. Soc 344 Luis F Sfeir-Younis Defining Marriage and Family DEFINING MARRIAGES and FAMILIES CASE 2: Navajo Mother Joy was a woman who belonged to the Navajo tribe. The tribe gave this woman custody of the three children of her cousin because the tribe concluded the children were neglected. When Joy applied for AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children) benefits to support the children, she was denied on the ground that she did not fit the definitions of kin used by the state regulations.
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Soc 344 Luis F Sfeir-Younis Defining Marriage and Family DEFINING MARRIAGES and FAMILIES CASE 3: The Dictionary Judgment Two women came to court to complain that the city clerk wrongly denied them a marriage license. The judge rejected the two women’s argument on the basis that the dictionary defines marriage as a union of a man and a woman, so the applicants themselves were to be blamed for their ineligibility for the license. Soc 344 Luis F Sfeir-Younis Defining Marriage and Family DEFINING MARRIAGES and FAMILIES CASE 4: Relatives of a Suspected Criminal A Grandmother, aged 74, was evicted from the apartment she lived with her daughter and son-in- law for the latter was arrested for a drug-related criminal charge.
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