Retirement and Marriage; How a lack of equality is hindering retirement

     Retirement is a tumultuous time for everyone, as you switch from an active income to a more passive one. Every small bit helps, and Supplemental Security Income is not the smallest of bits. So when recognition of your marriage affects your SSI, you tend to take notice. Such was the case for Kathy … Continue reading Retirement and Marriage; How a lack of equality is hindering retirement

November Marriage Equality Setbacks and Steps Forward

The November elections were a sobering reminder of the state of affairs for the LGBT community in Michigan. This November has been a difficult month for the LGBT community in Michigan. The november elections saw many candidates that oppose equality get into office, along with a Sixth Circuit court’s ruling to uphold the ban on … Continue reading November Marriage Equality Setbacks and Steps Forward

Equality Michigan Applauds Statement by Attorney General Holder Recognizing Michigan Marriages

DETROIT - Earlier today, US Attorney General Eric Holder released a statement in which he confirmed that the federal government would recognize the over 300 marriages performed in Michigan on Saturday. The marriages were performed following Judge Friedman's ruling that Michigan's ban on marriage equality was unconstitutional, and before an appeals court issued a stay … Continue reading Equality Michigan Applauds Statement by Attorney General Holder Recognizing Michigan Marriages

New Mexico Supreme Court Rules Gay Marriage Constitutional

The New Mexico Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in the state Thursday December 19, 2013, declaring in a ruling that it is unconstitutional to deny a marriage license to gay and lesbian couples. New Mexico joins 16 states and the District of Columbia in allowing gay marriage. Eight of the state's 33 counties started issuing … Continue reading New Mexico Supreme Court Rules Gay Marriage Constitutional