"Family Business" Can Finally Start to Apply to LGBT Business Owners
Today is a victory, but this journey for LGBT business owners is far from over. Overturning of Section 3 of DOMA has ensured that Congress cannot treat married same-sex couples differently from heterosexual couples in federal laws and in federal programs like Social Security benefits, immigration, and income taxes. However, we still have more obstacles to hurdle to ensure that LGBT business owners can finally secure and protect their businesses and pass on their wealth to their families.
Further work still needs to be done in proper implementation of federal benefits for same-sex couples that are already married or are planning to get married. NGLCC urges federal and state governments to work together to fully grant all legal benefits to married same-sex couples.
But for now, let's celebrate a momentous day in our nation's history!