Attorneys who practice in the area of civil litigation are responsible for a myriad of items. For example, an attorney representing a client in civil court must not only be familiar with the relevant state law that is the basis of the impending action, but they must also demonstrate a working knowledge of rules of evidence and civil procedure in order to properly represent their clients before the court. Laws and rules on procedure and evidence change at times, with some standards being amended more often than others. An experienced attorney in the area of civil litigation keeps informed of these changes, as they not only should, but are required to do.
The issue of same-sex marriage has been playing out in the media and in the legal arena for years. Now, a number of states are being forced to address the issue by way of hearing and ruling on lawsuits that have been filed by same-sex couples. As reported by the Miami Herald, Florida is no exception.
More specifically, six same-sex couples sued in Miami-Dade Circuit Court for the right to marry. Many of the couples are living together and some have children. They stated that they are aiming to marry in the state in which they live in order to have their relationships recognized in the eyes of the law.
The Plaintiff’s complaint argues that Florida’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriage results in a denial of fundamental rights, dignity, and equality, which is supposed to be afforded to all citizens by the United States Constitution.Read More