Workshop on Amendment One’s legal impact tonight

From the Campaign for Southern Equality’s website:

What Amendment One Means for You and Your Family:

Right now, there are still many questions about what Amendment One means legally; it is likely that we will not know definitively until the courts weigh in. Until that time, here is some basic information about your rights.

Amendment One does not impact your:

Health Care Power of Attorney
Durable Power of Attorney
Will
Hospitable Visitation Form
Child Custody Order
We have heard from many people who are afraid that these legal documents, agreements, or court orders have been invalidated by Amendment One. However, at this juncture, that is not the case.

If you haven’t completed these estate planning documents, it’s important to do so. For LGBT people and their families, estate planning is a tool that can be used to secure basic rights that many take for granted.

Estate planning makes clear your wishes for treatment during emergencies, at the end of your life, and beyond. Download and complete the forms yourself!

Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney

http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/BySection/Chapter_32A/GS_32A-1.html

Health Care Power of Attorney and Advance Directive

http://www.nclifelinks.org/ (NC Secretary of State Advance Health Care Directory)

Topic: What Amendment One Means for You and Your Family (Asheville)

Led by: Meghann Burke and Diane Walton, Asheville attorneys

Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 | 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Location: Friendship Hall, First Congregational UCC | 20 Oak Street, Asheville, NC

Childcare: Free childcare provided

Lead Sponsors: Campaign for Southern Equality, Pisgah Legal Services, Equality NC, ACLU of North Carolina and First Congregational UCC

Co-sponsors: Center for Participatory Change, Western NC Citizens to End Institutional Bigotry, Cogburn & Brazil, P.A., Walton Law Office, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Southern Poverty Law Center, Lambda Legal

You can download a flyer for the Asheville workshop here.


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