Posts Tagged 'LGBT'

How Must It Feel to Be ‘Welcomed’ But Not ‘Affirmed’?

How Must It Feel to Be ‘Welcomed’ But Not ‘Affirmed’?

ALLEGIANCE. Swap faith in the sentence ‘salvation by faith alone’ to allegiance – salvation by allegiance alone. Self, this is…

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Top 7 Tax Tips for LGBT Couples

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.

A Safer Option for Same Sex Divorce

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.

Bisexual in Alabama

Bisexual in Alabama

People often ask me what it’s like being a part of the LGBTQ community in Alabama. This state’s background is definitely not the greatest. So it MUST be terrible when it comes to being LGBTQ.