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Gay and Lesbian Couples Face Indefensible Financial Discrimination

By Jeffrey Knipmeyer on March 12, 2013

Gay and lesbian couples face civil and social discrimination in states where same-sex marriage has not been legalized. According to Suze Orman, personal finance expert and host of “The Suze Orman Show” on CNBC, in a special report to CNN, while that discrimination is inexcusable, the financial discrimination those couples face is indefensible.

Nine states and the District of Columbia have made same-sex marriages legal. And even though that is encouraging for those who believe that all U.S. citizens deserve basic civil rights, what is needed, according to Orman, is for the federal government to recognize same-sex marriage. Orman believes that would eliminate current financial discrimination.

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