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Estate planning is essential for same-sex partners

Share the post “Estate planning is essential for same-sex partners” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint This article appeared on today’s Business Page of the Akron Beacon Journal. I decided to post it to remind our friends to have their estate planning in order. It is so important. Estate planning is even more imperative for same-sex couples than for straight spouses. Gay couples don’t have the tax and inheritance advantages…

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How gay unions reaffirm marriage

Share the post “How gay unions reaffirm marriage” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Almost lost in the turmoil of the midterm election was an editorial on the Beacon Journal’s November 7 Editorial Page by Steve Chapman, a Chicago Tribune columnist. This is one of the best articles I have read on affirming same sex marriage. Below are the opening and closing paragraphs. I urge you to read the complete…

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Good news for the estates of GLBT People

Share the post “Good news for the estates of GLBT People” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Over the past month, Brett and I have been updating wills, legal papers and moving some retirement monies. We are painfully aware of this country’s discriminatory laws concerning estates and retirement plans inherited by GLBT partners. Today, I received a good news from HRC. The Pension Protection Act was signed into law and…

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A Tribute to Bill and Kelley

Share the post “A Tribute to Bill and Kelley” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Last week I learned from Bill, a chat buddy of mine, that Kelley, his partner, had passed away. Bill and Kelley had been a couple for the past 21 years; quite an achievement in any relationship. Brett and I had only met them once for dinner in the few years that we have traded IMs…

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Queer Duck – The Movie

Share the post “Queer Duck – The Movie” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint We loved the cartoons on Showtime that followed Queer as Folk for a season or so. Queer Duck, featuring the voice of Jimmy J. Bullock, was too funny. I read in a recent Advocate that Queer Duck – The Movie is being released on July 18. I had to have it and pre-ordered it on DeepDiscountDVD.com….

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Renewed Hope for the Church

Share the post “Renewed Hope for the Church” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Well, I won the NEOS Assembly election as the Akron-Wooster lay delegate to the ELCA 2007 Churchwide Assembly by about 50 votes! As I previously mentioned, my profile clearly showed my involvement in GLBT organizations within the church. Voting members clearly knew my stand on these justice issues. I was also pleased to see the defeat…

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Definitely Too Gay to Function

Share the post “Definitely Too Gay to Function” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Well, Dave bit the dust the other night. He was definitely too gay to function this week. He was doing great in the three challenges. They were pretty good. They worked room service and had to make dishes for three different groups: high rollers in the penthouse, poker players in the poker lounge and performers at…

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