Daily Archives: June 25, 2011

973 Fifth Avenue is Listed for $49M. The Stanford White Designed Mansion Is An Over-the-Top Gold Coast Residence

Hold Onto Your Monocles! $49M Fifth Ave. Mansion Listing Arrives – Blockbusters – Curbed NY.

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Italian Renaissance Palazzo design by Stanford White

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Gay Marriage Approved by New York Senate ~ Governor Cuomo Has Signed Bill Into Law

Gay Marriage Approved by New York Senate – NYTimes.com.

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BUT….this does not grant equal rights under federal law…Federal Taxation laws are not the same for gay-marrieds vs. straight-marrieds..and inheritance taxes are also inequitable for gays….Gays have to pay taxes on the value of employer-provided benefits for the same-sex partner whereas straight-marrieds do not (unfair)…and federal employees cannot (because of DOMA etc.) obtain health insurance coverage for their gay-married partners…this is unfair and inequitable and very costly and harmful to gay-married families…Gay Marriage must be sanctioned by our ¬†federal government otherwise certain citizens are treated unfairly…the hateful and bigoted views of the minority should not prevent any citizen from equal rights and protections.

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