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Rights For LGBTQ Individuals Continue To Advance

On Monday December 23, 2013, a federal judge in Ohio ruled that the state must recognize gay marriages by identifying the surviving spouse on a death certificate. The ruling was based on two lawsuits filed in July 2013 by two surviving gay spouses. Ohio does not recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. When the U.S. Supreme…

Medicaid Protections Should Be Available To Same-Sex Married Couples

Several major federal agencies have announced that they are now providing federal benefits to same-sex legally married couples. Most recently, the Internal Revenue Service announced that same-sex legally married couples would receive all federal tax rights and responsibilities as provided to heterosexual couples Click here for I.R.S. Release. The best news is that these rights…

Stephanie Schneider, Esq. with Robert Boo, CEO Pride Center, Wilton Manors, Fl & Co-presenter James Senior, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

June is Gay Pride Month

On Thursday June 6, 2013 I presented at The Pride Center in Wilton Manors for National Gay Pride Month.  I spoke about important legal developments for the LGBT community.  In case you were not able to attend here’s a recap: February 2013  The Department of Defense issues a memo stating that military departments will now…

Why The U.S. Supreme Court Should Hold DOMA Unconstitutional: Don’t Forget the Children!

This is a time in history of great significance as our Supreme Court is charged with deciding whether the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) violates the equal protection clause of the Constitution. There is no doubt that DOMA treats LGBT individuals different from people whose marriages are recognized by law. More importantly, DOMA hurts the children…

Law Office of Stephanie L. Schneider, P.A.
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