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7 Tax Tips for Same-Sex Couples

Changing federal and state laws and court rulings mean new rules on taxes and other financial matters for gay and lesbian couples.

Financial Planning for Same-Sex Couples: 5 Tips You Can't Ignore

Though same-sex marriage and gay civil unions are legal in 13 U.S. states, the federal rights that traditional married couples enjoy still don%u2019t apply to such unions. That means that it's critical for same-sex couples to get their paperwork and plans in order.

All Couples Are Not Created Equal in the Tax Code

Equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans is often viewed as a moral issue, or a religious one. But in many ways, it's a financial issue, as well -- one that leaves same-sex couples paying thousands of dollars more every year to the IRS in taxes.

Anti-Gay Campaign Finds No Welcome at Home Depot

For more than a year, the American Family Association has pleaded with Home Depot not to publicly back gay rights, and the home improvement retailer has ignored them. In fact, it continues to participate in the city's gay pride parade, as it has done for years. Still, the AFA isn't giving up.

Repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Would Honor Gay Veterans

Millions of lesbian and gay Americans have served in the nation's armed forces. Many of them have died doing so, and their service should be honored this Memorial Day holiday with an additional gesture: Repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

Why 5-Year-Olds Will Love Movies Made in Florida

Florida's state legislature is preparing to pass a "family-friendly" bill that would deny tax credits to movie and TV productions lacking "family-friendly" themes -- defined as material suitable for a five-year-old.

American Companies Keep Getting More Gay-Friendly

Despite the cutbacks resulting from the Great Recession, more employers than ever are finding reasons to adopt policies that make workplaces better for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, according to a recent Human Rights Campaign Foundation survey.

Gays are happier about the holidays

Seems gay really does mean happy this holiday season, as the lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgendered community may be among the jolliest of...