We are in the final stages of planning our South East Asia Trip for November, 2015. We have put together a truly beautiful and exciting agenda. It is a 14-day inclusive trip (air, hotels, many meals, transfers, etc.) visiting Vietnam, Ankor Wat (Cambodia), and Bangkok. If you have interest in this trip you need to contact Michael Stone at (941) 359-8212 to get your name on the list.
As a result of the Windsor decision a year ago, federal agencies now recognize same-sex marriages. For the most part, every federal agency has implemented benefits for same-sex couples that are equal to those enjoyed by opposite sex couples.
Social Security, for one, is no longer prevented from recognizing same-sex marriages for purposes of determining entitlement to or eligibility for benefits. Social Security says it "is now processing some retirement, surviving spouse and lump-sum death payment claims for same-sex couples and paying benefits where they are due."