Bucks (The New York Times)
June 6, 2012
Someday, same-sex couples may no longer have to jump through hoops or pay thousands of extra dollars to set up the same financial plans and get the same legal benefits that their heterosexual counterparts get automatically. And though a recent federal appeals court ruling has provided some hope to gays and lesbians that their unions could potentially be recognized by the federal government, nothing has changed just yet. That means that same-sex couples, including those who live in states that recognize their unions, should take extra care when setting up their financial life with a partner or spouse.