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FAQ on the Supreme Court Marriage Decision
The recent Supreme Court ruling on marriage has raised a number of questions for people around the country. Here are some of them and our suggested answers: Q: Will this ruling mean that same-sex married couples with children, both natural and adopted, are automatically the parents?
Protections Afforded by Marriage
Every couple who shares a life together knows that it’s important to protect one another in the event of disability or death.
The Benefits of Marriage
Marriage has many benefits for a family – whether the couple is the same or opposite gender. In addition to the dignity and stability that can come with binding a couple in matrimony, there are a number of very real legal, tax, and financial benefits as well (and some burdens).
Marriage Equality on a National Level: What Does that Mean for You?
On Friday, June 26th the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that effectively legalizes same-sex marriage in all 50 states once and for all.
Marriage Equality is a Fundamental Right
This morning the United States Supreme Court, in a historic ruling, has declared laws banning same-sex marriage, and laws banning recognition of out of state same-sex marriages, as unconstitutional.
Same-sex Couples have the Constitutional Right to Marry
The Supreme Court had just announced that same-sex couples have a constitutionally protected right to get married. In a 5-4 decision, Justice Kennedy delivered the opinion of the court.
If Ireland can do it, why can’t we?
On May 22, 2015, Ireland made history by becoming the first nation to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote. In a nation which is considered to be the most socially conservative in western Europe, having only decriminalized homosexuality in 1993, legalized divorce in 1995, and abortion remains illegal in all but life threatening circumstances, Irish voters approved a constitutional amendment legalizing same-sex marriage by a nearly 2-1 vote.
Scott Squillace was recently quoted by CNBC
Scott Squillace was recently quoted in a CNBC article “High financial stakes for 2M in same-sex couples.” This article discusses how the pending Supreme Court case on same-sex marriage, which was argued on April 28th, may affect the financial planning of same-sex couples.
Scott Squillace was Recently Quoted by the Associated Press
Scott Squillace was recently quoted in an Associated Press article “Tax Day Extra Difficult for Many Same-Sex Married Couples”. This article discusses the complications that same-sex married couples face when filing their taxes.
Alabama Begins Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Despite Chief Justice’s Defiance
This morning the Alabama became the 37th state legalizing same-sex marriage. Late January, a federal court ruled that Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, but the enforcement of that ruling was stayed for two weeks to allow the state time to appeal.
Alabama State Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Ruled Unconstitutional, but Remains in Effect for the Time Being
In an all too familiar chain of events, a federal court ruled that Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional on Friday, January 23, 2015, but the ruling was stayed to allow the state to appeal.
The Supreme Court will Review Same-Sex Marriage Cases. What Happens Next?
The Supreme Court announced today it has granted review of four federal court cases dealing with the constitutionality of state bans on same-sex marriage.