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September 2013 Archives

Clint's latest seeks divorce from iconic Hollywood husband

The actor whom generations of movie-goers will remember as Dirty Harry was hit with official separation papers by his wife of seventeen years, Mrs. Clint Eastwood. The couple has a teenaged daughter Morgan. Mrs. Eastwood is seeking spousal support and physical custody. Thus, the sun sets on another Hollywood union.

Fathers' rights movement counters no-fault divorce epidemic

Women's rights may have come a long way but recent political events have indicated new support for the fathers' movement. The former president of the American Coalition of Fathers and Children has released new ads speaking out against child support and widespread granting of custody to women post-divorce. The fathers' rights movement claims child support rulings can take unfair advantage of fathers and alleges that men have been victims of false domestic violence accusations. Activists of the movement have lobbied against no-fault divorce, which they state encourages the mother to walk away, taking her children with her.

Legally-married gay couples can now file joint tax returns

The federal government announced Thursday that all legally married same sex couples can now file joint federal tax returns. The ruling applies even if they live in states that do not formally recognize same sex marriage. A spokesperson for a regional center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people has expressed support for the ruling stating that it sends a clear signal to the country that same-sex couples are to be treated equally by the Internal Revenue Service. The ruling would apply to states that do not recognize same-sex marriages.

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