Post submitted by Maureen McCarty, former HRC Deputy Director of Marketing

In the lead up to Tax Day, we’ve brought you just a few of the ways in which the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act impacts LGBT Americans on April 15. 

DOMA's unequal treatment of LGBT Americans costs families significantly more in taxes, while denying access to the benefits designed to assist them. 

Did you know COBRA health benefits are not available to LGBT Americans if a spouse is laid off, forcing them to pay for coverage elsewhere?

Stay tuned to HRC Blog and for the latest news as we await the Supreme Court’s opinion on Windsor v. United States, the case determining the constitutionality of DOMA. 

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