In a red state that actually took a constitutional swing at defining marriage as a one-man/one-woman thang — and heard testimony stressing that it was best “for the children” — Ms. Baird’s practice becomes ever more important. Simply put, she helps gay and lesbian couples adopt kids. She also handles donor/insemination agreements and helps folks navigate the differences between the IRS recognition of same-sex unions and Indiana’s refusal to do the same. We need lawyers ready for the future, and Baird’s one of those.
445 N. Pennsylvania St., 252-0272, www.bjbairdlaw.com
2nd: Dan McAfee
3rd: Stasia Demos