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View Diary: How Same-Sex Marriage Would Have Resolved a $22,222.22 Moral Dilemma (182 comments)

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    depends on the jurisdiction, of course. A judge or jury in a cosmopolitan city is much less likely to look kindly on a family trying to cut out a grieving GLBT partner than one in the rural South or Midwest.

    •  And would the attorney have cut a deal (2+ / 0-)
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      lostboyjim, kyril

      with the genealogist for part of that take?

      Because that seemed like an unnecessary (and slimy) thing to add to the situation.

      This health care system is a moral atrocity. Dr. Ralphdog

      by AllisonInSeattle on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 10:49:42 AM PST

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      •  Hard to say. (2+ / 0-)
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        kyril, AllisonInSeattle

        Attorneys get paid for our time, obviously. Presumably this one was either paid by the hour or on a contingency-fee (i.e., portion-of-the-geneaologist's-proceeds) basis.

        Given that the diarist is now claiming that some part of the story (including more or less the "moral dilemma" conclusion) is made up for "ironic" purposes, though, who knows; maybe the lawyer was paid in sparkle ponies and Ollivander wands.

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