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Cost of Marriage Inequality: Discussion on the Economic Ramifications of the Defense of Marriage Act
Nanette Lee Miller, Marcum LLP's West Coast Partner-In-Charge of Assurance Services and National Leader of the firm’s LGBT & Non-Traditional Family Practice to speak on the economic ramifications of DOMA.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
New York University
Kimmel Center Room #406
60 Washington Square S
New York, NY
Suze Orman, New York Times bestselling author and host of "The Suze Orman Show"
Lincoln Chafee, Governor of Rhode Island
Nanette Lee Miller, Marcum LLP's West Coast Partner-In-Charge of Assurance Services and National Leader of the firm’s LGBT & Non-Traditional Family Practice
Colette Hayward and Margaret Selby, Maryland couple harmed DOMA
Mary Jo Kennedy and Jo-Ann Shain, New York couple harmed by DOMA
Discussion on the economic ramifications of DOMA and marriage inequality.
With many states considering freedom to marry legislation and two landmark marriage rights cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, New York Times bestselling author and CNBC host Suze Orman will moderate a discussion at New York University at 10:30am ET this Thursday, February 21 on the economic harms of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Passed by Congress in 1996, DOMA renders same-sex couples ineligible for a long list of federal protections and benefits that are available to other couples, and it has had a demonstrably negative impact on gay and lesbian couples, their families, businesses, and on our economy at large. Despite the fact that a growing bipartisan majority of Americans support marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples, same-sex marriages cannot be recognized by the federal government without an end to DOMA.
Sponsored by the Respect for Marriage Coalition, a coalition of more than 80 organizations supporting the freedom to marry, the Cost of Marriage Inequality panel will feature financial advisor Suze Orman, who will speak to two real couples about how DOMA has affected them – and how things would be different if the federal government recognized their marriages. Orman will continue the discussion with Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, who is the only sitting governor to call for marriage equality in an inaugural address, and Nanette Lee Miller, Marcum LLP's West Coast Partner-In-Charge of Assurance Services and national leader of Marcum LLP's LGBT practice group, who will share the Firm's recently released interactive map tracking marriage for same-sex couples by state and elaborate on the economic harms to a very important part of the nation's workforce.