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
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

Health Care Power of Attorney and Advance Directive (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.


Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.