July 1, 2014

Janis Cowhey, Co-Leader of the LGBT Practice Group, Quoted in Bankrate.com’s Retirement Blog Article, "Gay Couples Win More Rights."

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Janis Cowhey, Co-Leader of the LGBT Practice Group, Quoted in Bankrate.com’s Retirement Blog Article, "Gay Couples Win More Rights." Modern Family & LGBT Services

Excerpt:

It has been about a year since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, voiding the federal definition of marriage as an institution pertaining exclusively to a man and a woman.

During the last 12 months, the legal status of people in same-sex marriage has continued to evolve, particularly with regard to the most important social insurance retirement programs — Social Security, Medicare and the Veteran’s Administration.

Attorney Janis Cowhey, tax partner and co-leader of accountancy Marcum’s LGBT and non-traditional family practice group, says that committed gay couples living in states where they can’t legally be married should promptly tie the knot in a state or the District of Columbia where they can marry. “Go elsewhere, get married and, hopefully, your state will change, but get the clock started.”

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