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A New Civil Right Almost: The Right to Marry

By Vivian L. Holley, JD, MA, CFLS, MFT On Wednesday, June 26, 2013 the United States Supreme Court announced a pair of decisions which will eventually impact possibly as much as 10% of our population, including hundreds of thousands of children.  For now the decisions help same-sex couples who are already married, and also thousands Read More

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Tax Benefits Possible for Divorcing Same Sex Couples

Tax Benefit for Divorcing Same-Sex Married Couples if Defense of Marriage Act Found Invalid – Part II By Vivian L. Holley, JD, MA, CFLS, MFT and Rebecca Lovell On December 7, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States decided to hear two cases challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California laws Read More

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Are Tax Benefits in the Wind for Same-Sex Couples?

Tax Changes for Same-Sex Married Couples if Defense of Marriage Act Found Invalid – Part I By Vivian L. Holley, JD, MA, CFLS, MFT and Rebecca Lovell On December 7, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States decided to hear two cases, one challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the other Read More

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It’s All About The Children: Redux Part 2

By Vivian L. Holley, JD, MA, CFLS, MFT Back in June of this year, I posted an article describing the inequalities of laws prohibiting same sex marriage, particularly as it impacts the children of same sex unions.     On November 2nd 2011, abcnews.go.com, published a new article by Susan Donaldson James, “2 Million Kids Read More