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Richard Milstein Authors Huffington Post Blog on America's Wish List for Same-Sex Marriage After DOMA
December 7, 2012
On the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to accept jurisdiction over same-sex marriage cases, Richard Milstein authored a blog titled, "What's Your Wish List for the Post-DOMA Era?," for the Huffington Post's Gay Voices Blog. Richard explains that the result of the election and trends state-by-state demonstrate the will of Americans to ratify and recognize marriage equality. Now that the Supreme Court will take its first look at the issue of gay marriage, the nation has the opportunity to make a wish list for same-sex couples now.

"So what is your wish list? Equality through Social Security? Estate planning through your counsel so that there is equality in the passing of inheritance rights for same-sex married couples? Filing joint tax returns if appropriate? Securing equality in benefits, either civilian or military? Not incurring additional legal fees just because you are a same-sex couple and not recognized by federal law? Go ahead and dream. Think of what the recognition will mean to each one of you. Now is the time to plan. Contact your professional advisors and start discussing what rights you have currently and how those rights will change when DOMA falls. Get your life and estate plans in order and keep prepared. DOMA will fall like the Berlin Wall."


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