Prime Timers Austin is now a member of the Austin Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC). President Jim Harp recently took advantage of AGLCC's offer of free membership for LGBT-supportive non-profit and cultural organizations like ours. By our membership, Jim seeks to position Prime Timers Austin to cooperate with ALGCC in in building a stronger Austin LGBT community and in supporting what makes Austin special. With more than 350 members, AGLCC describes itself as "Central Texas' home for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) supportive businesses and organizations."
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."