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Partner wrongful death suits

2001-07-28 16:00:22+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Judge rules that lesbian can sue over death of her partner in that infamous dog mauling case in San Francisco:

Superior Court Judge A. James Robertson II said that because state law does not allow gay couples to marry, the surviving-spouse rule should not apply to same-sex couples. The judge agreed with Smith's attorney that the rule violates the equal protection clause of the California Constitution.

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