All posts in 'Same sex couples'

18Jan, 15

On the Friday, January 16th, the US Supreme Court agreed to hear four new cases on same-sex marriage from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld bans on same-sex marriage and marriage recognition in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. The Sixth Circuit decision is at odds with decisions in the Fourth, Seventh, Ninth and ... more

22Aug, 14

By Justin M. O’Neill, Christy Mallory,and M.V. Lee Badgett. Executive Summary If marriage is extended to same-sex couples in Oklahoma, the state would see an economic boost as same-sex couples plan their weddings and their-out-of-state guests purchase goods and services in the state. This study estimates the impact on the state’s  economy and on state ... more

28Jul, 14

The Puyallup Tribe is the latest to join a growing list of Native-American tribes legalizing same-sex marriage, many in states that have banned it. This year, the list of states with marriage equality expanded to include Oregon, among others. While that’s big news, of course, gay and lesbian couples could already legally marry in a ... more

5Sep, 13

On August 29, 2013, the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued Revenue Ruling 2013-17. The ruling implements the federal tax aspects of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor, which invalidated a portion of DOMA. In short, the ruling provides that same-sex couples who are married in ... more

10Aug, 13

One important but often overlooked area in estate planning for the LGBT community involves the right of the surviving partner to control the disposition of the remains of the deceased partner. This is especially an acute problem in Oklahoma since Oklahoma does not allow same sex marriages or recognize same sex marriages performed in another ... more