10.27.2011 Same Sex Marriages and Families

10.27.2011 Same Sex Marriages and Families - 10.27.2011...

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10.27.2011 Same Sex Marriages and Families - States where same sex couples can get married Massachusetts Connecticut Vermont Iowa New Hampshire New York Nation’s Capital – Washington D.C. o Some of these states do not have residency requirements to get married in their state (i.e. Vermont) - Marriage Benefits o The same financial benefits that apply to man-woman marriages apply to same- sex marriages Employer health benefits State tax benefits (NOT federal tax benefits) Joint home ownership Medical decision-making capacity Right of inheritance - U.S. Will no longer defend Anti-Gay Marriage law o The Obama administration says a federal law that bans recognition of same sex marriage is unconstitutional and has directed the Justice Department not to defend the law o California formerly granted marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2008 but was shortly overturned - Gay Marriage - One of the major cases awaiting U.S. Supreme Court’s 2011-2012 term
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