Unwed couples financially vulnerable

The Times-Picayune
July 22, 2008
It's important for same-gender couples to choose service providers they trust and with whom they can be open about their relationship. Work with professionals who can help you find opportunities to establish legal safeguards where they do not exist. [Link]

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Exclusion looks even dumber now

Detroit Free Press
July 18, 2008
As Michigan wages a mostly unsuccessful struggle to retain good jobs and well-educated workers, its policy of excluding gays (or exempting them from rights and privileges enjoyed by other citizens, which is the same thing) looks stupider with each passing day. [Link]

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Op-Ed: MA’s Las Vegas Envy

New York Times
July 17, 2008
What changed? Well, with the economy the way it is, becoming the Las Vegas of anything whatsoever began to sound like a good deal. California has been raking in money from weddings of out-of-state gay couples since a court made same-sex marriage legal there. [Link]

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A 1913 Law Dies to Better Serve Marriage Equality

New York Times
July 16, 2008
On Tuesday, the Massachusetts State Senate voted to repeal a 1913 law that prevents Massachusetts from marrying out-of-state couples if their marriages would not be legal in their home states. (Link)

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California gays ditch wedding gifts for donations

Reuters
July 14, 2008
Actor George Takei, best known for playing Mr. Sulu on the TV series "Star Trek," and his partner, Brad Altman, are among the couples promoting the idea. "Brad and I have been together for 21 years so we have our toasters and mixers. What are we going to do with more things?" said Takei, 71, who plans to marry Altman in September in Los Angeles. [Link]

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FAMILY FINANCE: Marriage equality a financial boost

Newsday
July 13, 2008
In response to a reader's question, the details of how marriage equality protects families financially is discussed. (Link)

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Marriage Equality: Sound Business to the Tune of Billions

EDGE Boston
July 9, 2008
Two new reports from The Williams Institute show that marriage equality could pump tens of millions of dollars into state economies like Calif., where marriage equality just became legal, and NJ, where marriage equality is viewed as likely, reports online news source Business Pundit. [Link]

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Marriage’s Financial Pros and Cons

U.S. News & World Report
July 3, 2008
Eight financial facts about tying the knot, something all couples need to consider as they shape their lives together. (Link)

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The Impact of Extending Marriage to Same-Sex Couples on the New Jersey Budget

Williams Institute
June 2008
The Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law released a new research study analyzing the economic gains that marriage equality in New Jersey would bring. (Link)

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Gay couples’ wedding bells could ring up big money for N.J.

Star Ledger
June 19, 2008
New Jersey could boost its economy by more than half a billion dollars over the next three years by promptly honoring the freedom to marry, a California law professor told a state commission yesterday. (Link)

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