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Audio Press Conference Rescheduled: Economic Benefits of Marriage Under Federal and Connecticut Law

Date: 
March 22, 2005

MEDIA CONTACT:
Roberta Sklar, Director of Communications
media@theTaskForce.org
646.358.1465

AUDIO PRESS CONFERENCE

March 23, 2005

URGENT: Audio Press Conference Rescheduled for 3/24 at 11 am

AUDIO PRESS CONFERENCE

Thursday, March 24, 2005 from 11 a.m. - 12 Noon E.S.T.
Call-in number (800) 361-0912; Code# 7134393
Reporters please call in at 10:55 a.m. E.S.T.

"Economic Benefits of Marriage Under Federal and Connecticut Law" is available online at http://www.thetaskforce.org/reports_and_research/CT_marriage.

"Economic Benefits of Marriage Under Federal and Connecticut Law"

Study Released by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute

The Inability to Marry Costs Same-Sex Couples in Connecticut Thousands of Dollars per Year and Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars over Their Lifetime, Report Finds

WHAT: Audio Press Conference: National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute Releases Study - "Economic Benefits of Marriage Under Federal and Connecticut Law"
WHO: Jason Cianciotto, Research Director, National Gay & Lesbian Task Force
Anne Stanback, President, Love Makes a Family of Connecticut
Reverend John Selders, Amistad United Church of Christ, Hartford
Stephen Rinaldi and Andre Kreft, same-sex couple, Connecticut residents
WHEN: Thursday, March 24, 2005 from 11 a.m. - 12 Noon E.S.T.
WHERE: Telephone - Call-in number (800) 361-0912; Code# 7134393
WHY: National and Connecticut gay and lesbian community leaders and residents discuss report findings followed by question and answer with reporters.

The Connecticut legislature has been debating the impact of a proposed civil unions bill granting same-sex couples many of the state benefits of marriage. Amidst the debate, little attention has been paid to one important question: What is the economic impact of the inability to marry on same-sex couples that live in Connecticut? This report looks at the cost to the individual tax-paying gay or lesbian citizen who is currently deprived of the legal tax benefits and protections provided by civil marriage.


The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute is a think tank dedicated to research, policy analysis, and strategy development to advance greater understanding and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.


Founded in 1973, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation (the Task Force) was the first national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights and advocacy organization and remains the movement's leading voice for freedom, justice, and equality. We work to build the grassroots political strength of our community by training state and local activists and leaders, working to strengthen the infrastructure of state and local allies, and organizing broad-based campaigns to build public support for complete equality for LGBT people. Our Policy Institute, the community's premiere think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create a world that respects and makes visible the diversity of human expression and identity where all people may fully participate in society. Headquartered in Washington, DC, we also have offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Cambridge, and Miami. The Task Force is a 501(c)(3) corporation incorporated in Washington, DC. Contributions to the Task Force are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

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