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Estate Planning for Gay Couples

Most people, gay or not, should consider making an estate plan.

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6 Estate Planning Issues for Gay and Lesbian Couples

Gay couples have unique concerns when creating an estate plan.

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Tenant Rights Against Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity Discrimination

Most sensible landlords care more about whether you pay the rent on time and take good care of the property than whom you share your life with. Unfort...

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I Said 'I Do' With My Same-Sex Partner -- But Am I Married?

Thousands of people have gotten married in the more than a dozen states that now allow same-sex marriage.

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Taxes and Divorce for Same-Sex Married Couples

For any same-sex couple married in Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, or the District of Columbia, the legal questions didn't n...

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Federal Marriage Benefits Available to Same-Sex Couples

The DOMA Decision Allows Same-Sex Married Couples to Receive Benefits The June 26, 2013 decision in

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Recognition of Existing Same-Sex Marriages

Many same-sex couples get married in a state or foreign country that recognizes same-sex marriage.

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Connecticut Marriage Laws: Traditional and Same-Sex

What are the requirements for getting legally married in Connecticut? Connecticut does not require a blood test before a marriage license will be iss...

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Claiming an Unmarried Partner as a Dependent on Your Tax Return

If you financially support your partner (heterosexual or same-sex), you may be able to file a tax return as a single person and claim your partner as...

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Same-Sex Relationship Recognition by State

The chart below lists the states in which same-sex couples can enter into committed legal relationships through state-recognized procedures. The range...

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Breakup Advice for Gay Couples Who Married or Registered in More Than One Place

Over the past ten years a patchwork of marriage equality, marriage equivalents, and marriage "lite" relationships that provide some rights has emerged...

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