November 4, 2009 |
The war of words continued to rage Tuesday in the Dodgers' divorce battle, with attorneys for both sides stating their cases in court papers filed in advance of Thursday's initial court hearing. Jamie McCourt, who claims co-ownership of the Dodgers, has asked the court for immediate reinstatement as chief executive officer of the team. Her attorneys argued such an order would maintain "the marital status quo, at least until the issue of ownership of the franchise has been finally determined."
November 16, 2003 |
Can a landlord turn down an otherwise qualified couple because they can't produce a wedding license? That depends on where they were applying for housing. Rejecting applicants on the basis of marital status is legal in many parts of the country but is illegal in some cities and states. In California, for example, marital status, familial status or age, among other things, cannot be the basis for applicant rejection.
February 16, 2003
It was with great interest that I read the article "Marriage in the Third Degree" (Feb. 9). In describing the casual and cavalier attitude taken by society today toward second marriages, and really not being too terribly concerned about several thereafter, I was struck by the inequity toward a community that is not allowed to get married at all. My husband and I happily shared in the joyful experience of the marriages this year of our two daughters....
December 19, 2002
A classic column ("Yes, Virginia, You Must Believe," Dec. 12). And you're single why? Or maybe you're not and that's just your marital status de plume. Bob Colleary Sherman Oaks
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 2000 |
Congressional Republicans claim that the income tax system is unfair because it penalizes married couples. President Clinton claims that congressional efforts to eliminate the marriage penalty would give a windfall to married couples who are not now penalized. Who is right? Both are, and there is a solution that addresses both problems. Two features of the tax code create the puzzle. First, our progressive tax system taxes income at increasing marginal rates.
November 2, 1997
Q: I was laid off after my employer lost a major account. I was the first person to be hired to work on this account, am in good standing with my employer and have been told I will be rehired at the first opportunity. However, I am upset because two men who were hired long after I was have been retained to work on other accounts. I was told off the record by one of the managers that because I am married and my husband makes a good salary, management decided to lay me off and keep the two men.