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Lance Bass Appears in New Video on Winning Marriage in the South

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Today Southerners for the Freedom to Marry released a web ad featuring Mississippi-born musician Lance Bass and his fiancé Michael Turchin about their support for marriage for same-sex couples. The ad, the second in a series, is part of a $1 million campaign to grow majority support for marriage in the South. A March 5 poll by the Washington Post/ABC News shows a majority of people in South support marriage for same-sex couples, with 50% of Southerners in support and only 42% opposed.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

National Seniors Foundation SponsorsWebcast to Inform LGBT Community of Their New Eligibility

For the first time in its long history, the Social Security Administration is providing benefits to same sex married couples, thanks to the Supreme Court’s June 2013 Windsor ruling in the Defense of Marriage Act.  This is a significant development with important financial implications for millions of elder lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans, same sex spouses, widows, and children of LGBT parents.

Know Your Rights” is a national education campaign for LGBT Americans impacted by the Windsor decision. The Foundation of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare events are funded in part by the Archstone Foundation to help support a series of “Know Your Rights” town halls in Los Angeles March 18-20.

The March 18th session, moderated by LA Gay and Lesbian Center CEO, Lorri Jean, will feature panel discussions with the Social Security Administration, legal experts, and seniors’ and LGBT advocates and will be available via webcast for those who can not attend in person.

March 18th 6:30 – 8:00 pm PT

Register online for the “Know Your Rights” Webcast here.

The mission of the National Committee Foundation, founded in 2008, is to protect, promote, and ensure the financial security, health, and well being of current and future generations of older Americans through research, analysis, and public education. Previous successful Foundation projects include: Living Outside the Safety Net: LGBT Families and Social Security in partnership with the Human Rights Campaign, Patients Aware, educating Medicare beneficiaries about their new benefits through the Affordable Care Act, and the latest research report, “Chained CPI; Shackling America’s Economic Recovery.”

Established in 1986, Archstone Foundation is a private, non-profit foundation whose mission is to prepare society for the growing needs of an aging society. Under the leadership of president and CEO Joseph F. Prevratil, J.D., Archstone grants up to $5 million annually, primarily in Southern California.



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