This Saturday night, just in time for NYC LGBT Pride Week, financial guru Suze Orman will dedicate an episode of “The Suze Orman Show” to marriage equality and the economic impacts that marriage equality has on LGBT couples nationwide. The show is one of the highest rated shows on network CNBC and this episode will cover estate taxes, health insurance, pensions, and social security.
Her episode is just in time for NYC LGBT Pride Week. In her personal appeal to the audience, she recalls that she and her partner, with whom she has been for twelve years, are not afforded the same legal protections and rights as straight couples. She passionately states, “So I am asking all of you to join in on this fight so to speak that we have, marriage equality, the ability to get married, should be a right for every single person in America regardless of sexual orientation.”
In 2009, Suze Orman received the Vito Russo Award at the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York (pictured above). The award is named in memory of Vito Russo, a founding member of GLAAD, and presented to an openly LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality for the LGBT community each year.
GLAAD and the LGBT community commend Suze Orman for her continued dedication to raising awareness for the financial hardships faced by same-sex couples.
The episode will air on Saturday night at 9 P.M. ET on CNBC. A special preview to the weekend episode can be seen online.