Monthly Archives: October 2012

Federal Appeals Court Declares DOMA Unconstitutional

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a New York federal court’s decision, and struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  DOMA is the federal law which defines marriage as between one man and one woman for federal purposes. In striking down the law, the Second Circuit applied a heightened scrutiny…
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The Costs of a Raising a Child Rose; The Costs Are Even Higher in New York

It will cost a middle income family about $234,900 to raise a child born in 2011 until the age of 17 according to The Report on Expenditures on Children by Families prepared by the  United States Department of Agriculture.   This expenditure represents the cost of food, clothing, shelter, and other necessities.  The  report recognizes that the…
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