Postedon Jan 20, 2011 at 01:00 pm
The Internal Revenue Service is requiring registered domestic partners and married same-sex couples to split their income equally on their federal tax forms. This change in policy toward what is known as community property has been anything but easy to implement. And tax professionals are warning LGBT couples they need to begin thinking about their taxes now to avoid headaches later.
Postedon Jan 14, 2011 at 03:30 pm
A decision in May by the Internal Revenue Service that was hailed as a step toward equality for same-sex couples has instead become a headache for tens of thousands of gay and lesbian families in California.
Same-sex couples who are registered domestic partners — or who married during the brief legal window — are facing a new, more complicated tax status, one that has raised a litany of expensive concerns.
Postedon Nov 03, 2010 at 12:00 pm
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund today announced that more openly LGBT candidates won election to public office in the U.S. in 2010 than in any year in America’s history.
Postedon Sep 10, 2010 at 12:15 pm
Three of the Supreme Court justices who struck down an Ohio state law denying the freedom to marry are facing "retention votes" this year, and conservatives are using the ruling against them.
The targeting of the Iowa justices has brought together a group of distinguished legal scholars and jurists who have spoken out in support of the beleaguered justices, among them Sandra Day O’Connor.
Postedon Jun 08, 2010 at 01:45 pm
The Internal Revenue Service has ruled that same-sex couples must be treated the same as heterosexual couples under a feature of California tax law.
Advocates for the change say it is the first time the agency has acknowledged gay couples as a unit for tax purposes.
Postedon Oct 28, 2009 at 12:42 pm
October 27, 2009
Nevada's secretary of state says more than 1,000 couples have registered as domestic partners since enactment of a new law this month provides many of the same protections of straight married couples to gay and straight unmarried partners. [Link]
Postedon Oct 13, 2009 at 03:19 pm
October 13, 2009
In a meeting with gay-rights activists last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid criticized the LDS Church for backing a ballot measure banning marriage equality in California, saying the leaders of his faith should have stayed out of the contentious political fight. [Link]
Postedon Oct 02, 2009 at 12:05 pm
October 1, 2009
A Nevada state domestic partnership law went into effect Thursday after Governor Jim Gibbons' (R - Nev.) veto of the law was overridden by Nevada legislators in May. Over 750 couples have applied for domestic partnerships thus far. [Link]
Postedon Sep 15, 2009 at 11:33 am
September 15, 2009
Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller, state Sen. David Parks and the ACLU of Nevada conducted a discussion Monday at the Gay & Lesbian Community Center in Las Vegas to answer couples' questions about the new domestic partnership law taking effect Oct. 1. [Link]
Postedon Sep 04, 2009 at 01:42 pm
September 4, 2009
Nevada's domestic partnership law, which goes into effect Oct. 1, is prompting companies to seek legal advice in terms of how to comply with the law from the standpoint of earned employee benefits - like health benefits for domestic partners. [Link]