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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
I'm an attorney at Aaby Family Law in Beaverton, Oregon. (www.aabyfamilylaw.com) I practice probate and estate planning, including estate planning for same sex couples. kgapinski@aabyfamilylaw.com

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Articles for Oregon Attorneys on Same Sex Marriage and DOMA

Two articles about same sex couples and estate planning just came out in Oregon State Bar section newsletters:


First, Beth Wolfsong published a great article in the Oregon State Bar Elder Law Section newsletter entitled, Blazing a Trail to Murky Waters: Considerations for Same Sex Spouses in the Wake of United States v. Windsor.  You can read the article HERE.  

Second, I published an article in the Oregon State Bar Estate Planning Section newsletter, entitled, Estate Planning for Same Sex Couples: An Overview.  You can read the article HERE


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Man who challenged same sex marriage ban in Ohio has died

John Arthur and Jim Obergefell.  (Photo from Salon.com)

I previously wrote about John Arthur and Jim Obergefell, the Ohio gay couple who married in Maryland in July 2013 and who then sued the state of Ohio for recognition of their marriage.  John Arthur was terminally ill with Lou Gehrig's disease at the time of his marriage to Jim Obergefell.  Unfortunately, John Arthur passed away on October 22, 2013.  Because the couple filed a lawsuit in federal court and because Judge Timothy Black issued an injunction against the State of Ohio, it is my understanding that Jim Obergefell will be listed as John Arthur's spouse on John's death certificate.