Thursday, April 15, 2010

Recent news and commentary


As Americans face today's deadline to file their taxes, advocates of equality for same-sex couples describe the burdens of tax discrimination arising from federal and state DOMAs. (HRC Back Story / Commentary by Evan Wolfson / Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders)

As a result of the federal DOMA, it is clear "that the Social Security system is unfair to same-sex couples," says Michael McGough, of the LA Times, in his post on a proposal of legislation to remedy the unfairness. (Opinion L.A.)

Developments abroad

On April 14th, Italy's Constitutional Court rejected a challenge to the constitutionality of the country's ban on same-sex marriage. (JURIST / Bloomberg News)

In Argentina, a family court judge has "determined that what was the first ever same-sex marriage in all of Latin America is 'non-existent" under the constitution and has, in fact, annulled it ... That leaves Martin Canevaro and Carlos Alvarez and Norman Castillo and Ramona Arevalo as the only two same-sex couples in Argentina with unrevoked marriage equality rulings." (Blalbbeando)

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