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Since Whitewood v. Wolf in Pennsylvania and the federal Obergefell v. Hodges, gay people’s biggest worries surrounding marriage have been whether or not to invite that annoying second cousin on mom’s side of the family, centerpieces and what kind of food to serve the guests. What very few people realize is that, even though we have marriage equality nationwide, there are still many couples who are “wed-locked” in Pennsylvania. 

Back-to-school time can be stressful for any parent. There are supplies to buy, schedules to arrange and forms to fill out. For many LGBTQ parents, it can bring up worries about our children’s inclusion and safety — but it can also be an opportunity for building bridges.

The eyes of the world have been on Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games 2016. Countries compete to host the Olympics, in part, to bolster the country’s international reputation and boost tourism. Rio might be as famous for its Copacabana iconic beaches as its reputation for crime. This year’s Olympic Games have been plagued with reports of polluted water, crimes involving athletes and a government in chaos.

Among the most common topics I’ve discussed with clients during typical sessions are relationship issues, career dissatisfaction, familial conflict, a poor relationship to alcohol, drugs or food and issues relating to sex. However, since June 12 when 49 people were senselessly killed at Pulse Nightclub, a distinct shift occurred in the types of topics being discussed during an average client session.

Between the filthy bay water and sub-standard accommodations, it looks as if the Rio games are on par to rival the danger of disease or death from the conditions of the original Greek games over 2000 years ago. One must hope that the Gay Games officials considering international sites consider health concerns when deliberating.

I’m always looking up “lawyer apps” that help attorneys with productivity, keeping track of billable hours or even offer tips on how to relax. That got me to thinking about whether or not there are apps for non-lawyers — to help with deciphering the law, pairing people with lawyers or even substitution for traditional legal services. As you know, there is an app for everything, so here is my review of the best legal apps out there for non-lawyers.

The 57 decorated donkeys around Philadelphia haven’t finished their 15 minutes of fame yet, and after you download the SCAVIFY app you’ll be able to appreciate them all over again — this time, as you get in a workout and become eligible for free stuff! The scavenger hunt goes live during convention time, specifically July 21-28 when the delegates are in town. Basically, you’ll go to several donkey spots to upload photos, answer questions, perform tasks and meet other goals.

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