LGBT Individuals and Families
Equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people is the civil rights issue of our time.
Sharon is a proud supporter of equality for LGBT individuals and their families. She knows that an attorney needs to be aware of, and equipped for, increasingly new changes to the law that can impact memebers of the LGBT community. Below are some examples of issues within targeted practice areas that may uniquely affect you.
Family Law: issues affecting adoption, surrogacy, and assistive reproductive technology and parental rights; issues affecting child custody across state lines; name changes for transgender individuals
Immigration Law: sponsoring a same-sex spouse for a green card; listing a same-sex spouse as a beneficiary for a visa; feared persecution in your home country based on sexual orientation
Victim Rights: domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking issues that are unique to same-sex partners, including threats to "out" a person, identity theft, and isolation
Employment Law: freedom from harassment and discrimination for federal, state, and local government employees; recognition of same-sex marriage for family and medical leave; anti-discrimination complaints against employers in State College Borough
If you want to talk to an attorney about your rights, contact Sharon today.