April 12, 2010 | by Kevin Naff
Md., D.C., Va. couples, please join us

Thousands of local gay and lesbian couples are expected to wed in the coming years following the legalization of same-sex marriage in D.C. and a favorable legal opinion on relationship recognition issued in neighboring Maryland.

But what are the financial implications of same-sex marriage? Should you add your new spouse to the deed of your house? Should you re-title your investment and retirement accounts? Should you file taxes jointly? What’s happening on the federal level?

Only fools rush in. It’s important to ask these and other detailed questions about how marriage will impact your finances. That’s why DC Agenda, in partnership with Equality Maryland and the D.C. Center, is sponsoring a series of three financial seminars this week in Baltimore, Silver Spring and Washington. The seminars will be led by Joseph Kapp, a financial adviser experienced in addressing issues unique to same-sex couples.

Please join us. The seminars are free and open to the public. RSVP now to Kevin Walling at Equality Maryland, kevin@equalitymaryland.org, 410-685-6567.

Also, if you’re interested in sharing your marriage story with us, DC Agenda staff will be on hand at each seminar to meet readers and talk about our coverage of these historic developments.

The first seminar is Tuesday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in Baltimore at the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations, 190 W. Ostend St., Suite 201, Baltimore, MD 21230.

The second is Wednesday, April 14, at 7 p.m. in Silver Spring at the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations, 8720 Georgia Ave., Suite 303 (at Cameron St.), Silver Spring, MD 20910.

And the final seminar is Thursday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in Washington at 1330 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., 20005.

E-mail me directly at knaff@www.washingtonblade.com with any questions. We hope to see you at one of these important seminars this week.

Kevin Naff is the editor and a co-owner of the Washington Blade, the nation’s oldest and most acclaimed LGBT news publication, founded in 1969.

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