Bar Talk

09Apr2014

Making a Taxing Time Easier

As April 15 approaches, my family will be celebrating the unbelievable: paying more taxes. Many straight couples file their taxes under the burden of the “Marriage Penalty” and now same-sex couples — like myself and my wife — find ourselves in the same boat. We will be paying more taxes, and enjoying the resulting equality, with pride.

Last June’s Supreme Court decision declaring Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional will bring some estimated $400,000 in taxes…

  • 9 Apr, 2014
  • D'Arcy Kemnitz
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04Mar2014

Southern Gay Lawyers Need You

In the South, we speak slowly and always say please and thank you. Our cities are filled with folks who claim that they “have never met a stranger” – a point of pride adhering to the South’s standards of hospitality. Stemming from our strong sense of hospitality comes topics that are too taboo to discuss in the presence of polite company – or anywhere really. One of those topics is sexuality and, even more so, non-heterosexuality. The aversion to…

  • 4 Mar, 2014
  • nshalosky
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21Jan2014

Welcome to Your New Bar

Welcome to The LGBT Bar’s new home on the web!

As The Bar kicks off our 26th year, we’ve redesigned our site to highlight the incredible work our members do every day. Our new brand underscores our commitment to showcasing the achievements of our members; creating new opportunities for LGBT legal professionals to connect and collaborate; and to provide the best professional development for the LGBT legal community.

In the coming days and weeks, we will be adding new content, features…

  • 21 Jan, 2014
  • D'Arcy Kemnitz
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20Jan2014

Meet Us in Manhattan

The National LGBT Bar Association has already begun gearing up for the 2014 Lavender Law® Conference, Career Fair & LGBT Legal Expo and we are excited to share plans for our best conference yet! Fresh off of our 25th Anniversary Lavender Law, we are focused on looking ahead to the next 25 years and building on the incredible success already achieved by the LGBT community.

This year’s event…

  • 20 Jan, 2014
  • Kelly Simon
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