1 includes new sections on. To backdate marriages of same-sex couple to when they would have married had it been allowed.
The debate over whether merchants can refuse to provide wedding-related services and goods to same-sex couples based on religious objections. Whether the marriage consent age should be raised to protect minors from being forced into marriage against their will. The use of electronic monitoring in domestic violence cases.
The possibility of allowing minors who are being forced into marriage to obtain civil orders of protection. Children coverage expanded to include.
In Chapter 5, new sections on the appointment of attorneys to represent children in contested custody disputes and considerations of parental disability in best interest determinations. In Chapter 11, new section on same-sex couples and the establishment of legal parenthood. In Chapter 12, consideration of the emergence of medical child abuse and forced marriage as new categories of harm; expanded definitions of abuse and neglect, including medical child abuse and forced child marriage; and new section on "legal orphans" and the reinstatement of parental rights. Coverage of virtual assets in Chapter 8.
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