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65-Year-Old Gay Man Adopts 73-Year-Old Partner To Avoid Inheritance Tax

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By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Jul 1, 2013
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  • 12 Comments
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      I LOVE IT!!! Time to wake up and smell the coffee, PA!!! You’ll soon be one of the next states to legalize Marriage Equality!!! It’s about time!! (Ohhhhhh, I can hear the nasty saber-rattling from the far right already, lolol!).

      Jul 1, 2013 at 12:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Meowzer
      Meowzer

      PA is the most bass ackward state… coming from someone who lives in PA. My husband is 14 years older than me, so maybe this is worth us looking in to… he could adopt me :)
      The only way PA will get same sex marriage is if they’re drug kicking and screaming by the Supreme Court.

      Jul 1, 2013 at 2:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • miagoodguy
      miagoodguy

      Counterproductive

      Jul 1, 2013 at 2:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @Meowzer: Thank you, Meowzer, but I think Kansas and Missouri are smelling PA’s ass in this race, lolol. These politicians couldn’t tie their shoelaces without a video to explain! Kansas should have been the ‘Show-me’ state; Missouri would well qualify for the ‘Sow-me-Again’ State! It’s the truth! PS: I love your handle name!

      Jul 1, 2013 at 2:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @miagoodguy: Heyyyy… whatever works! Whatever works!!!

      Jul 1, 2013 at 2:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BigWoody
      BigWoody

      @miagoodguy: How is adoption “counterproductive” for these men at 73 and 65 years old?

      I am a single, 54 year old gay man living in Ohio with no heirs. I want to adopt my 24 year old bi-boi who happens to be married (no judgement please). For five years he has told everyone I am his dad. He recently moved next door to me. Our sexual relationship evolved and ended when he got married. BTW, I have never supported him financially, and he doesn’t know I want to adopt him. We both love each other like father and son. If I have no partner before I die I would prefer he have my estate than a distant relative whom I do not know. We in the LGBT community have had to make our own families over many years before the possibility of gay marriage was imagined.

      I will not wait until I am 73 for marriage in Ohio. I will not risk dying and losing so much money to unfair taxes, or risk litigation over giving my estate to a non-relative. If we do not have marriage in Ohio, I will attempt to adopt, whomever it may be, to pass-on my estate.

      Jul 1, 2013 at 4:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EvonCook
      EvonCook

      Why can I not forward or share this article??? Where are the icons for sharing?? (Not facebook or Linked In) Just forward or share??

      Jul 1, 2013 at 9:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      This is just tax cheating…..not equal rights…

      Jul 1, 2013 at 9:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Patsy Stoned
      Patsy Stoned

      balehead, this is desperation, dealing with a system that has fucked these men over for their entire lives. Big difference.

      Jul 2, 2013 at 12:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harley
      Harley

      @balehead: I think you need to look at the REAL tax cheats like Starbucks, Facebook, GE, and every wealthy individual like Mitt Romney who stows cash away in off-shore tax shelters. I don’t have a Swiss bank account. I don’t know ANYONE who has a Swiss bank account. Shoot your arrows toward then REAL tax cheats.

      Jul 2, 2013 at 2:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike
      Spike

      @miagoodguy: How so? You would prefer they sit patiently for marriage equality in PA, in the mean time if one dies, they have the honor of paying estate tax to the Govt.?

      Jul 2, 2013 at 5:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Merv
      Merv

      Stacy Keach is gay?

      Jul 2, 2013 at 8:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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