by Pierre le Roux
The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center has released an emotional video that documents the first week of a gay teen’s life after his parents discovered that he was gay and threw him out of their home. It is emotional and heartbreaking. This powerful new short film features Elton John, Jamie Foxx, Lisa Ling, and others. It is titled “Any Given Tuesday“. Have a look.
Written & Directed by Trent Kendrick
Produced by Michael Fossat
Cinematography by Gaul Porat
Music by Fernando Arroyo Garcia-Lascurain
What do you do when you’re a politician live on television and a pastor who is against marriage equality asks you why you support marriage rights for all? You take note from Australia’s prime minister, Kevin Rudd, a devout Christian, and do exactly what he does in this awesome clip.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of The Treasury – The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today ruled that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling applies regardless of whether the couple lives in a jurisdiction that recognizes same-sex marriage or a jurisdiction that does not recognize same-sex marriage.
The ruling implements federal tax aspects of the June 26th Supreme Court decision invalidating a key provision of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.
“Today’s ruling provides certainty and clear, coherent tax filing guidance for all legally married same-sex couples nationwide. It provides access to benefits, responsibilities and protections under federal tax law that all Americans deserve,” said Secretary Jacob J. Lew. “This ruling also assures legally married same-sex couples that they can move freely throughout the country knowing that their federal filing status will not change.”