Postedon Jan 13, 2015 at 04:25 pm
This week, the National Law Journal reported that many states owe lawyers working on cases involving the freedom to marry upwards of $80,000 as a result of defending discriminatory anti-marriage amendments.
Postedon Nov 06, 2014 at 10:00 am
Today, Freedom to Marry and Out & Equal Workplace Advocates released a report revealing that the remaining patchwork of marriage laws for same-sex couples across the United States is costing businesses in the private sector $1.3 billion every year.
Postedon Sep 30, 2014 at 01:30 pm
While we wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to announce whether or not they will address the freedom to marry for same-sex couples this term by granting review in one or more of the 5 cases currently pending, a new report examines the devastating impact of marriage bans, as well as other discriminatory laws, on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans’ economic security.
Postedon Jun 20, 2014 at 10:00 am
Today, the Obama administration announced that it will take additional steps to provide increased federal respect for same-sex couples’ legal marriages - However, social security protections for married couples will remain unavailable in nearly all states that do not respect marriage for same-sex couples.
Postedon Apr 15, 2014 at 11:00 am
A new video by filmmaker Karla Murphy tracks the impact that anti-marriage laws have on gay and lesbian couples, perhaps most visibly on Tax Day, by focusing on one couple who live in North Carolina and are married.
Postedon Mar 06, 2014 at 04:00 pm
As families across the country work to file their federal taxes for the year, legally married same-sex couples are experiencing a new option: to file their taxes together, as a married couple. Now, a new video from the IRS offers guidance to married couples on how to file their taxes this year.
Postedon Nov 14, 2013 at 07:15 pm
Today, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon issued an executive order to the Missouri Department of Revenue that allows same-sex couples who legally married in other states to jointly file their taxes for the state of Missouri.
Postedon Feb 27, 2013 at 05:30 pm
This week, a huge variety of voices have spoken out against the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 in legal amicus briefs filed to the U.S. Supreme Court, including Republicans, the Obama administration, mayors, state-wide LGBT organizations, and nearly 300 businesses.
Postedon Feb 21, 2013 at 12:45 pm
This morning, CNBC financial expert Suze Orman moderated a panel discussion called "The Cost of Marriage Inequality." The discussion centered on the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal respect for legal marriages between same-sex couples, and states where same-sex couples do not have the freedom to marry.
Postedon Feb 06, 2013 at 11:30 am
This week, a diverse array of voices have spoken out about the importance of the freedom to marry in Hawaii. An economic impact study and the Japanese American Citizens League agreed this week that ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage would positively impact Hawaii, fueling advocates for a big week.