In the section, Guide for Nature Lovers , we outline how St. Francis and places associated with his followers might be a guide and support for nature lovers and ecologists, and we offer possibilities for prayer. In the section Ecology Matters! we present St. Francis Nature Conservation Project by introducing various issues of ecological concern so as to become more aware of current threats to nature, how they might also threaten human health, and learn new ways to respond to such challenges. Some prayers concerning care for the earth and its creatures are provided in the Eco-Prayers section and finally, in Links & Resources are lists of websites, books and DVDs relating to nature and biodiversity and actions to promote care for the earth.
Legal recognition of same-sex relationships also varies greatly. Legal privileges pertaining to different-sex relationships that may be extended to same-sex couples include parenting, adoption and access to reproductive technologies ; immigration ; spousal benefits for employees such as pensions, health funds and other services; family leave; medical rights, including hospital visitation, notification and power of attorney ; inheritance when a partner dies without leaving a will; and social security and tax benefits. Same-sex couples without legal recognition may also lack access to domestic violence services, as well as mediation and arbitration over custody and property when relationships end. Some regions have laws specifically excluding same-sex couples from particular rights such as adoption.