Posts tagged LGBT
Top 7 Tax Tips for LGBT Couples

When the U.S. Supreme court struck down the defense of marriage act, the LGBT gained the right to marry. I have heard it said that death and taxes are unavoidable. So with the right to marry came the responsibility for taxes as a couple. Based on the Supreme Court's ruling the IRS has taken the position that persons legally married in any state or a foreign country on the last day of 2013 are considered married for income tax purposes. Therefore, same-sex couples are faced with making certain decisions with regards to income taxes for the first time.

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A Safer Option for Same Sex Divorce

Same-sex marriage was legalized in New Jersey in October of 2013. The US Supreme Court gave it nationwide status in June of 2015. Prior to those dates Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships were the only way for a same-sex couple to enter into a marriage like legal agreement. After becoming a legal option for gay and lesbian couples in New Jersey, almost three thousand same-sex couples exercised their right to marry in the first six months of legalization.

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California Judge: It's OK to Discriminate Against Gay People if You're Religious

Bad news out of California as a Judge has ruled that Cathy Miller can feel free to discriminate against gay people at Tastries Bakery in Bakersfield California. The judgment, called "a major victory for faith and freedom" by the baker's legal team, comes at a time when the subject is on the forefront of the battle for LGBTQ equality.

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