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DOMA Overturned. Should You Get Married Now?

The big news of last week was the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor which essentially overturned DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act).  Same sex couples throughout the nation have been celebrating the news.  But what does it

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Same Sex Couples, Inheritance and the Need to Dissolve a Domestic Partnership

Did You Know? If you entered into a registered same sex Domestic Partnership in Oregon you have the same rights of inheritance to obtain your partner’s estate as a married person does. Oregon’s Domestic Partnership law gives registered DP’s the same

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State Laws on Gay Marriage Lead to Disparities

The nation’s patchwork geography of same-sex marriage laws was not much of an issue when just a few states allowed it. But now nine states and the District of Columbia allow such unions, with Maine, Maryland and Washington voting to

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