Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.
Across our region, and indeed the nation, laws on parenting, inheritance, health care, and more are evolving. We look at the complex web of rules — federal, state, and local — that can affect unmarried couples, whether straight or gay.
- Fred Hertz co-author, "Making It Legal: A Guide to Same-Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnership, and Civil Unions" (NoLo)
- Nancy Polikoff Professor, American University's Washington College of Law; and author of "Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage: Valuing All Families under the Law" (Beacon Books)
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