Same-sex Couples & LGBT Singles Need Financial Planning for All of Life's Stages
By Mike Sebring, Senior Vice President, Union Bank
Financial planning is a journey that requires continual monitoring and adjustments. As you move through different phases of your life, priorities and circumstances change that can alter your course. Being aware of changing needs and finding appropriate solutions can help you reach your financial goals.
The financial landscape for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans – and in particular, same-sex couples – includes a number of matters that are unique to the community, especially in light of the repeal of parts of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the striking down of Proposition 8 in California. With policies still being established, it’s important to stay informed as the nation’s laws continue to evolve.
Georgia's Gay Marriage Ban Forces Same-Sex Couples to Remain Legally Married
Despite having passed a 2004 constitutional amendment prohibiting Georgia courts from recognizing same-sex marriages, some married gay and lesbian couples are now finding that Georgia law obligates them to stay married – even after they have ended their romantic relationships.
According to Atlanta attorney Jeff Cleghorn, since Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex marriages in 2002, many couples in Georgia have traveled to a marriage equality jurisdiction and tied the knot. When Georgia's newly gay married couples return home, however, they face a legal landscape that is stuck in time at 2004.
Marking Transgender Day of Remembrance
Posted by Gautam Raghavan on November 20, 2013 at 12:26 PM EST
Today, November 20th, communities across the country and around the world will mark Transgender Day of Remembrance. This day is an opportunity to remember those who have lost their lives to violence and injustice because of their gender identity or gender expression.
The Obama Administration remains committed to preventing violence against all people, including all members of the LGBT community. Four years ago, President Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crime Prevention Act, which greatly expanded the federal government’s ability to prosecute hate crimes.
Raph Solo Releases First Single From Upcoming Album
Raph Solo’s first record from his soon-to-be-released full-length album is his personal story of making peace with God, falling in love, and celebrating the man he is today.
“Glass of Wine” follows “Brand New Dime”, his hit dance record from last fall about breaking free from a self-imposed mental prison he built while coming to terms with his sexuality.
“Brand New Dime was about releasing emotional baggage,” he explains. “Glass of Wine is about telling God and the world I am here and ready for love.”
What’s New At The Movies? Catch A Flick This Weekend
by Chris Narloch
The Oscar drums are beginning to beat, and we’re finally getting some really meaty movies in theaters – films like “Gravity” and “Dallas Buyers Club” -- that are likely to receive multiple Academy Award nominations next year.
Below, I look at several other new movies that Oscar may anoint with gold, as well as a couple of films, like “Bad Grandpa,” that would win hands down if they gave Oscars for bad taste.
- Xelle Raises The ‘Red Flag’ and Launches New Movement for Equality
- Report Finds that LGBT Workers Of Color Are Among The Most Disadvantaged
- AIDS Memorial Grove Announces Honorees
- Soul Sisters Past and Present
- The Addams Family Creeps Into Town
- The November 14 Issue is Out Now!
- Freedom to Marry Bill Passes Hawaii Legislature; Governor Will Sign Into Law
- Marriage Equality Lawsuit Filed in Idaho
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