Kiley Crossland

Kiley reports on marriage, family, and sexuality for WORLD Digital. Follow Kiley on Twitter @KileyCrossland.

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Friends with parental benefits

Adoption
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 1/09/14, 09:00 am

Unmarried friends can legally adopt and co-parent, according to an unprecedented ruling by a New York judge last month.

Judge Rita Mella of New York County’s Surrogate Court named “two loving adults” in a “solid, decade-plus friendship” the legal parents of a toddler adopted from Ethiopia.

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Legal pot sales start in Colorado in 3, 2, 1 ...

Law
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 12/31/13, 03:45 pm

Starting New Year’s Day, anyone 21 or older with a valid photo ID can buy marijuana in Colorado. At 8 a.m. a handful of businesses licensed to sell recreational marijuana will open their doors, making Colorado the first state in the nation to legalize the cultivation, possession, sale, and use of a substance still considered illegal by the federal government.

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Government redefines marriage for student loan applications

Education
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 12/27/13, 09:15 am

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