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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Contender for Most Spiteful Father of 2012

Jezebel picks up on a really nasty T&E dispute coming out of New York.  According to the story, the late Frank Mandelbaum insisted in his will that his gay son had to marry a woman for that branch of the family to share in the inheritance.

Mandelbaum's son is attacking the gift in court.  His attorney writes, "Requiring a gay man to marry a woman . . . to ensure his child’s bequest is tantamount to expecting him either to live in celibacy, or to engage in extramarital activity with another man, and is therefore contrary to public policy. There is no doubt that what [Frank Mandelbaum] has sought to do is induce Robert to marry a woman."

Steve Clowney

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