Susan von Herrmann http://kalw.org en Taxing Topic: DOMA hits same-sex couples right in the assets! http://kalw.org/post/taxing-topic-doma-hits-same-sex-couples-right-assets <p>Inequality hits LGBT people right in the assets. Remember all the hype about the &ldquo;marriage penalty&rdquo;?&nbsp;&nbsp; Actually, most of the penalties come if you can<em>not</em> marry. Legal inequities -- especially the federal Defense of Marriage Act -- allow or even require discrimination in taxes, pensions, health care, real estate and much more. At this taxing time of year, financial advisor Mark Grace (photo 2) and estate planning attorney Susan von Herrmann (photo 2) fill us in on the extra steps queer people must take to protect themselves and their families financially. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 08:53:41 +0000 Eric Jansen 8277 at http://kalw.org Taxing Topic: DOMA hits same-sex couples right in the assets! "Marriage Penalty?!?" Inability to marry hits LGBT people right in the assets! http://kalw.org/post/marriage-penalty-inability-marry-hits-lgbt-people-right-assets <p>Inequality hits LGBT people right in the assets. Remember all the hype about the &ldquo;marriage penalty&rdquo;?&nbsp; actually, most of the penalties come if you canNOT marry. Legal inequities allow or even require discrimination in taxes, pensions, health care, real estate and much more. Financial advisor Mark Grace and estate planning attorney Susan von Herrmann fill us in on the extra steps queer people must take to protect themselves and their families financially. Fri, 20 Jan 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Eric Jansen 5847 at http://kalw.org